Daniel Laurens Barringer (1788 - 1852)

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Birthplace: Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States
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About Daniel Laurens Barringer


Daniel Laurens Barringer (1 October 1788 – 16 October 1852) was a United States Representative from North Carolina between 1825 and 1834.

Born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Barringer studied law and practiced in the state capital of Raleigh. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1813 and 1814, then again in 1819–1822.

In 1826, he was chosen in a special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by the resignation of Willie P. Mangum. He was elected in regular Congressional elections to four succeeding congresses, serving in the national legislature from 4 December 1826 to 3 March 1835. He ran unsuccessfully for a fourth term in 1834, after which he settled in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After leaving Congress, Barringer became a member of the Tennessee State House, where he was Speaker from 1843 to 1845; he was a presidential elector for Whig ticket of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen. Barringer died in 1852 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Barringer was the uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer, also later a Congressman from North Carolina.



Daniel Laurens Barringer, US Congress's Timeline

October 1, 1788
Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA
Age 35
October 16, 1852
Age 64
Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States
Willow Mount Cemetery Shelbyville Bedford County Tennessee