DANIEL, John Reeves Jones, (1802 - 1868)

DANIEL, John Reeves Jones, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., January 13, 1802; instructed privately at home; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1823 and commenced the practice of law in Halifax, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1832-1834; elected attorney general of North Carolina in 1834; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Claims (Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Louisiana in 1860 and settled near Shreveport; continued the practice of law and also engaged in planting; died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., June 22, 1868.