Daniel Burrows

Daniel Burrows ( born October 26, 1766 Groton, Connecticut; † January 23, 1858 in Mystic, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1823 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Burrows was the uncle of Lorenzo Burrows (1805-1885), who was sitting 1849-1853 for the state of New York in Congress. After primary school, he worked in factories that manufactured carriages and wagons. Following the study of theology, he became minister of the Methodist Church. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

Between 1816 and 1820 was Burrows MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In 1818 he was part of a commission for the revision of the State Constitution. He was also a member of a commission, the newly established the border between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. In the congressional elections of 1820, which were held all across the state of Connecticut, he was a candidate for the third deputy seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1821 the successor of Samuel Foot. Since he resigned in 1822 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1823.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Burrows worked 1823-1847 as a surveyor and as a customs inspector at the port of Middletown. In 1826 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. He died on January 23, 1858 in Mystic.