Daniel Garrison

Daniel Garrison ( born April 3, 1782 Lower Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey, † February 13, 1851 in Salem, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1827 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Garrison enjoyed a good education and worked in agriculture. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1806 and 1808, he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1809 to 1823 he was county council in Salem County. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Garrison was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ephraim Bateman on March 4, 1823. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1827 two legislative sessions. There was heated debate in those years between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson.

In 1826, Garrison gave up a new Congress candidacy. Between 1834 and 1838 he served as Head of the Tax and Customs Board in Bridgeton. He died on 13 February 1851 in Salem, where he was also buried.