BUCK, Daniel, (1753 - 1816)


BUCK, Daniel, (father of Daniel Azro Ashley Buck), a Representative from Vermont; born in Hebron, Conn., November 9, 1753; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1783 and practiced in Thetford, Vt.; prosecuting attorney of Orange County 1783-1785; clerk of the court in 1783 and 1784; moved to Norwich, Vt., in 1785; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1791; member of the State house of representatives in 1793 and 1794 and served as speaker; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); was a successful candidate to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799), but declined his seat; attorney general of Vermont in 1802 and 1803; moved to Chelsea, Vt., about 1805; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1806 and 1807; resumed the practice of law in Chelsea, Vt., where he died August 16, 1816; interment in the Old Cemetery.