Senator Daniel Elliot Huger

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Daniel Elliot Huger, Sr.

Birthplace: Limerick Plantation, Berkeley, South Carolina
Death: Died in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Congressman Daniel Huger and Sabina E. Huger
Husband of Isabella Johannes Huger
Father of Col. John Middleton Huger, CSA; Daniel Elliott Huger, Jr.; Sabina Elliott Lowndes; Joseph Alston Huger; Sarah Elliot Wilkinson and 5 others

Occupation: Senator, US Senator, State Court Judge
Managed by: Christopher Ross Jenkins
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About Senator Daniel Elliot Huger

Daniel Elliott Huger (June 28, 1779 – August 21, 1854) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born on Limerick plantation, Berkeley County (near Charleston, his father was Daniel Huger, a Continental Congressman and U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Daniel Elliott pursued classical studies in Charleston and graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1798. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1799, beginning practice in Charleston.

He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1804 to 1819, and was a brigadier general of State troops in 1814. He was judge of the circuit court from 1819 to 1830, and was a member of the South Carolina State Senate from 1830 to 1832 and from 1838 to 1842. He was an opposition member of the State nullification convention in 1832.

Huger was elected as a State Rights Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John C. Calhoun and served from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1845, when he resigned. He was a delegate to the state-rights convention in 1852, where he urged moderation. Huger died on Sullivan's Island; interment was in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.

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Senator Daniel Elliot Huger's Timeline

June 29, 1779
Berkeley, South Carolina
- 1799
Age 18
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
- present
Age 19
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Age 21
July 9, 1802
Age 23
January 1, 1804
Age 24
- 1819
Age 24
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
March 10, 1806
Age 26
November 12, 1808
Age 29
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
November 30, 1811
Age 32
Charleston, SC, USA