Daniel Dewey (January 29, 1766 – May 26, 1815) was a U.S. Representative from Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Daniel Dewey
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – February 24, 1814
Preceded byEzekiel Bacon
Succeeded byJohn W. Hulbert
Personal details
Born(1766-01-29)January 29, 1766
Sheffield, Massachusetts
DiedMay 26, 1815(1815-05-26) (aged 49)
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Alma materYale College
ProfessionLawyer

CareerEdit

Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Dewey attended Yale College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He was treasurer of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts from 1798 to 1814. He served as member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council 1809-1812.

Dewey was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1813, until February 24, 1814, when he resigned, having been assigned to a judicial position. He was appointed by Governor Caleb Strong an associate judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on February 24, 1814, and served until his death in Williamstown, Massachusetts, May 26, 1815. He was interred in West Lawn Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Daniel Dewey (id: D000293)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ezekiel Bacon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – February 28, 1814
Succeeded by
John W. Hulbert
Legal offices
Preceded by
Samuel Sewall
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1814–1815
Succeeded by
Samuel Wilde