Daniel Munroe Forney

Daniel Munroe Forney (* February 1784 in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, † October 15, 1847 in Lowndes County, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1818 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Forney was the son of Congressman Peter Forney (1756-1834), who was sitting in the years 1813 and 1815 for North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, and an uncle of William Henry Forney ( 1823-1894 ), of the 1875-1893 State Alabama represented in Congress. He attended the common schools and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture. During the British - American War of 1812 he was a Major in the American armed forces. In his home, he held several local offices.

Politically, Forney member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1814 he was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Meshack Franklin on March 4, 1815. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation in 1818 in Congress. In 1820, Forney was appointed by President James Monroe to the negotiator with the Creek. Between 1823 and 1826, he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina.

In 1834, Forney moved into the Lowndes County in Alabama, where he was also active in various other sectors besides agriculture. There he is on October 15, 1847 and passed away.