DISNEY, David Tiernan, (1803 - 1857)


DISNEY, David Tiernan, a Representative from Ohio; born in Baltimore, Md., August 25, 1803; moved with his parents to Ohio in 1807; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati; became a writer for a newspaper in 1825; member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1831, and 1832, and served as speaker in the last-named year; served in the State senate in 1833, 1834, 1843, and 1844, and was president of the senate in 1833; one of the commissioners to adjust the boundary line between the States of Ohio and Michigan in 1834; chairman of the commission to adjust taxes of the counties of Ohio in 1840; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1854; died in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1857; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.