Daniel Duncan (Ohio politician)

Daniel Duncan ( born July 22, 1806 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, † May 18 1849 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Duncan attended preparatory schools. In 1825 he graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg. Three years later he moved to Newark, Ohio, where he worked in the trade. In the 1830s he joined the Whig party to. In 1843 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; the following year he ran unsuccessfully for the local state Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Duncan was selected in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Columbus Delano on March 4, 1847. Since he has not been confirmed in 1848, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1849. This was initially still affected by the events of the Mexican-American War.

Daniel Duncan died just weeks after his resignation from the Congress on May 18, 1849 in Washington. He was buried in Newark.