|An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives |
DANFORD, Lorenzo, a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington Township, Belmont
County, Ohio, on October 18, 1829; attended the common schools and a college at
Waynesburg, Pa., for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar at St.
Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, in September 1854, and commenced practice
there; presidential elector on the American Party ticket in 1856; prosecuting
attorney of Belmont County from 1857 to 1861, when he resigned to enlist in the
Fifteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a private; commissioned a
lieutenant and later a captain, and served until honorably discharged in August
1864; resumed the practice of his profession in St. Clairsville; elected as a
Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March
4, 1873-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed
the practice of his profession; elected to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and
Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in St.
Clairsville, Ohio, June 19, 1899; chairman, Committee on Immigration and
Naturalization (Fifty-fifth Congress); interment in the Methodist Episcopal