DANIEL, Wilbur Clarence (Dan), a Representative from Virginia; born in Chatham, Pittsylvania
County, Va., May 12, 1914; grew up on a tobacco farm in Mecklenburg County,
Va.; educated in Virginia schools; graduate of Dan River Textile School,
Danville, Va.; associated with Dan River Mills, Inc., 1939-1968, except for
period of service in the United States Navy during the Second World War;
advanced through ranks to assistant to the board chairman; elected to the
Virginia house of delegates, 1959-1968; elected State commander of American
Legion, 1951, national commander, 1956; President of Virginia State Chamber of
Commerce, 1968; permanent member, Presidents People-to-People Committee;
elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses
and served from January 3, 1969, until his death in Charlottesville, Va., on
January 23, 1988; was a resident of Danville, Va; interment in Highland Burial
BibliographyHayes, Jack Irby, Jr.
Dan Daniel and the Persistence of Conservatism in Virginia.
Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1997.