David T. Disney

David Tiernan Disney ( August 25, 1803 in Baltimore, Maryland, † March 14, 1857 in Washington DC ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1849 to 1855 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


David T. Disney was born in Baltimore. In 1807 his parents moved with him to to Ohio. After attending general schools he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He opened a law firm in Cincinnati. In 1825, he worked as a newspaper editor. In the years 1829, 1831 and 1832 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. There he served in 1832 as Speaker. From 1833 to 1834 and from 1843 to 1844 he was a member of the State Senate. This he sat before 1833 as president. In 1834 he was a member of the Commission, which established the border between Ohio and Michigan. In 1848 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In 1849 he was elected as representative of the 1st Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House he served on until 1855. There he was Chairman ( Chairman dt ) of the Committee on Elections and the Committee on Public Lands. In 1854, he did not stand for re-election.

He died in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. He was married to Sarah Carter Disney. With her he had two children, Mary and Richard Moran Disney Disney Buttles.