Daniel Dee Burnes

Daniel Dee Burnes ( born January 4, 1851 in Ringgold, Platte County, Missouri, † November 2, 1899 in Saint Joseph, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Burnes attended schools in Weston and until 1873 the Saint Louis University. This was followed up in 1874 to study law at Harvard University. He then studied for a time at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Upon his return to Missouri, he settled in Saint Joseph, where he worked as a lawyer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Burnes was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Patterson Clark Wilson on March 4, 1893. Since he resigned in 1894 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1895. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Burnes practiced as a lawyer again. He died on November 2, 1899 at his estate " Ayr Lawn " in Saint Joseph.