William McDaniel

William McDaniel (* 1801 in Grayson County, Kentucky, † December 14, 1866 in Lewiston, Idaho ) was an American politician. In the years 1846 and 1847 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth and the birthplace of William McDaniel are not known. Also about his school education is not known. It assumes, however, that he has completed a law degree because he practiced in the 1860s in Idaho as a lawyer. End of the 1820s, McDaniel came to Missouri, where he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1838 and 1840 he was a member of the Senate from Missouri. During the Second Seminole War he was a voluntary participant in the state militia of Missouri.

In 1840, McDaniel became president of the bank in the city of Palmyra. Following the resignation of Mr Sterling Price, he was at the due election for the second seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 7, 1846. Until March 3, 1847, he finished there the current legislative period.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives McDaniel initiated in 1847 the Land Registry Office ( Country Office ) in Palmyra. He then moved into the Solano County, California, where he was involved in the founding of the city Vacaville. He later moved into the Humboldt County continues, where he established the Land Registry Office in Humboldt Point in 1858. In 1863 he moved to the Idaho Territory, where he worked as a lawyer and was simultaneously working for the land registry office. William McDaniel died on December 14, 1866 in Lewiston.