Daniel Newnan

Daniel Newnan (* 1780 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; † January 16, 1851 in Rossville, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1831 and 1833 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth of Daniel Newnan is unknown. He was born about 1780 in North Carolina and attended the schools of his home. In the years 1796 and 1797 he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1799 to 1801 Newnan was a lieutenant in an infantry unit of the U.S. Army. Later he settled in Georgia, where he worked as a planter among others. In the years 1812-1814 he commanded a troop of volunteers assembled in the war against the Creek. In 1817, he became major general of the state militia. Between 1823 and 1825 led Newnan the prison of the State of Georgia.

Politically, Newnan joined in the 1820s, the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. Later he became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. Between 1825 and 1827 he served as Secretary of State, the executive officers of the state government of Georgia. In the state- wide discharged congressional elections of 1830 Newnan was for the first parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Eaton Haynes on March 4, 1831. Since he has not been confirmed in 1832, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1833. This was overshadowed by discussions on the policies of President Jackson.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Daniel Newnan has held no other higher political office. He died on January 16, 1851 in Rossville.