US Con -Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey - U.S. Congressman, IN

Daniel Wolsey Voorhees:
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Born: September 26, 1827
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Birthplace: Butler County Ohio
Father: Stephen Voorhees 1798 – 1880
(Buried: Union Christian Cemetery Newtown Indiana)
Mother:
Rachel Elliott 1802 – 1891
(Buried: Union Christian Cemetery Newtown Indiana)

Wife: Anna Hardesty 1832 – 1887
(Buried: Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana)

Children:
Harriet Cecelia Voorhees 1851 – 1919
(Buried: Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana)
Charles Stewart Voorhees 1853 – 1909
(Buried: Greenwood Memorial Terrace Spokane Washington)
James Paxton Voorhees 1855 – 1936
(Buried: Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana)
Reese H. Voorhees 1858 – 1935
(Buried: Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana)


Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:

1849: Graduated from Indiana Asbury University

Occupation before War:
1851 – 1858: Attorney in Terre Haute Indiana
1856: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congress
1858 – 1861: United States District Attorney for Indiana

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from Indiana
1861 – 1863: Member of House Elections Committee
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Elections Committee
1865: Absent during the 13th​ Amendment Voting
1865 – 1866: United States Congressman from Indiana
1865 – 1866: Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1866: United States Congressman from Indiana
1865 – 1866: Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee
1866 – 1869: Attorney in Terre Haute Indiana
1869 – 1873: United States Congressman from Indiana
1869 – 1871: Ranking Member House Revisal of laws Committee
1869 – 1871: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee
1871 – 1873: Member of House Judiciary Committee
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1873 – 1877: Attorney in Terre Haute Indiana
1877 – 1897: United States Senator from Indiana
1877 – 1885: Member of Senate Finance Committee
1877 – 1879: Member of Senate Pensions Committee
1879 – 1881: Chairman of Senate Library Committee
1879 – 1883: Member Senate Transportation Routes to Seaboard
1881 – 1885: Member of Senate Library Committee
1887 – 1889: Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee
1887 – 1889: Ranking Member of Senate Library Committee
1889 – 1891: Member of Senate Immigration Committee
1891 – 1893: Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee
1891 – 1893: Ranking Member of Senate Immigration Committee
1891 – 1893: Ranking Member of Senate Library Committee
1893 – 1895: Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
1895 – 1897: Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee
1895 – 1897: Member of Senate Immigration Committee
1895 – 1897: Ranking Member of Senate Library Committee
1896: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection as U.S. Senator


Died:
April 10, 1897
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 69 years old
Burial Place: Highland Lawn Cemetery Terre Haute Indiana
 
Joined
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Location
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Not near as radical as Clement Vallandigham but Voorhees was a member of the Copperheads as well. Plus he was supposedly a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. This affiliation with the Knights was probably unlikely and more of just accusations by enemies than real.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
Not near as radical as Clement Vallandigham but Voorhees was a member of the Copperheads as well. Plus he was supposedly a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. This affiliation with the Knights was probably unlikely and more of just accusations by enemies than real.
Yet he still had a close friendship with Lincoln. They had met back in the days of circuit riding and struck up a friendship that lasted through politcal differences.
 
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