Daniel Huger

Daniel Huger (* February 20 1742 in Berkeley County, South Carolina, † July 6, 1799 in Charleston, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1789 and 1793, he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Huger was born on Limerick plantation, where he received first a private education. Later he attended the public schools in Charleston. In the meantime, he studied in the former mother country England. Between 1773 and 1775 he was a deputy in the colonial House of Representatives. In 1775 he also served as justice of the peace in his home. In the following years Huger began a political career in South Carolina. From 1778 to 1780 he was a member of the House of Representatives of South Carolina. In 1780 he was a member of the Governing Council of his state; 1786-1788 Huger sat in the Continental Congress. He counted as supporters of the government policies of President George Washington and Alexander Hamilton to the Pro- Administration Group.

In the elections for the first Congress in 1788, Daniel Huger was selected in the third constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he entered on March 4, 1789, his new mandate. After a re-election in 1790 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1793 two legislative sessions. After the end of his time in the House of Representatives to Huger moved back to his " Wateree " plantation. From there he managed his now extensive lands. He died on 6 July 1799 in Charleston, and was also buried there. His son Daniel (1779-1854) was from 1843 to 1845 U.S. Senator for South Carolina.