DAILY, Samuel Gordon, (1823 - 1866)


DAILY, Samuel Gordon, a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; born in Trimble County, Ky., in 1823; moved with his parents to Jefferson County, Ind., in 1824; attended the common schools and Hanover (Ind.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Indianapolis and commenced practice in Madison, Ind.; unsuccessful candidate of the Free-Soil Party for election to the State legislature; moved to Indianapolis and engaged in the cooperage business; moved to Nebraska Territory in 1857 and settled in Peru, Nemaha County; built a sawmill on the Missouri River; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1858; successfully contested as a Republican the election of Experience Estabrook to the Thirty-sixth Congress; reelected to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and served from May 18, 1860, to March 3, 1865; appointed deputy collector of customs in New Orleans at the special request of President Lincoln in March 1865, which position he held until his death in New Orleans, La., August 15, 1866; interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Peru, Nebr.