John Reeves Jones Daniel

John Reeves Jones Daniel ( born January 13, 1802 in Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, † June 22, 1868 in Shreveport, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1853 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Daniel enjoyed a private education. Then he studied until 1821 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1823 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Halifax to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1832 to 1834 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1834 he was attorney general of his state.

In the congressional elections of 1840, Daniel was the second constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jesse Atherton Bynum on 4 March 1841. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1853 six legislative periods. Between 1843 and 1847 he represented there, the seventh and 1847-1853 the sixth district of his state. In Daniel's time as a congressman was among other things the Mexican -American War, large areas in the west and southwest came in consequence under American administration. At times Daniel was Chairman of the Committee, which dealt with claims to the government ( Committee on Claims ). In 1852 he gave up another candidacy.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Daniel worked as a lawyer again. In 1860 he moved to Louisiana, where he settled near Shreveport. There he practiced as a lawyer also. He also worked as a planter. He died on June 22, 1868 in Shreveport. His 1828 born son Junius fell as a Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederacy in the Civil War during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.