Daniel Moreau Barringer

Daniel Moreau Barringer ( born July 30, 1806 Concord, North Carolina, † September 1, 1873 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1843 and 1849 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Barringer was a nephew of Congressman Daniel Laurens Barringer ( 1788-1852 ). He studied until 1826 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1829 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Concord to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1829 and 1834, and between 1840 and 1842 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1835 he was a member of a meeting to revise the State Constitution.

Barringer was a member of the mid-1830s formed the Whig Party. In the congressional elections of 1842 he was in the second constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded John Reeves Jones Daniel took on 4 March 1843 who moved into seventh district. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1849 three legislative periods. These were marked by the event of the Mexican-American War. Since 1847, Daniel Barringer represented as the successor of David Settle Reid the third district of his state in Congress. Between 1847 and 1849 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indian Committee.

In 1848 Daniel Barringer on another Congress candidate. Between 1849 and 1853 he was the successor of Romulus Mitchell Saunders American ambassador in Spain. In 1854 he was elected again to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the spring of 1861 he was a delegate at a conference in the federal capital, Washington, was trying unsuccessfully on, to prevent the outbreak of civil war. In 1872, Barringer chaired the Democratic Party in North Carolina whose member he had become after dissolution of the Whigs. He died on September 1, 1873 in White Sulphur Springs and was buried in Baltimore.