HUGER, Daniel Elliott, (1779 - 1854)

Senate Years of Service: 1843-1845
Party: Democrat

South Caroliniana Library

HUGER, Daniel Elliott, (son of Daniel Huger), a Senator from South Carolina; born on Limerick plantation, near Charleston, S.C., June 28, 1779; pursued classical studies in Charleston; graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1798; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1799 and began practice in Charleston, S.C.; member, State house of representatives 1804-1819; brigadier general of State troops in 1814; judge of the circuit court 1819-1830; member, State senate 1830-1832, 1838-1842; opposition member of the State nullification convention in 1832; elected as a State Rights Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John C. Calhoun and served from March 4, 1843, to March 3, 1845, when he resigned; delegate to the state-rights convention in 1852, where he urged moderation; died on Sullivans Island, S.C., August 21, 1854; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.