JEWETT, Daniel Tarbox, (1807 - 1906)

Senate Years of Service: 1870-1871
Party: Republican

State Historical Society of Missouri

JEWETT, Daniel Tarbox, a Senator from Missouri; born in Pittston, Kennebec County, Maine, September 14, 1807; completed preparatory studies; attended Colby College; graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1830 and from the Harvard Law School; admitted to the bar and practiced in Bangor, Maine; city solicitor of Bangor 1834-1837; engaged with his brother in operating a steamboat line upon the Chagres River, Isthmus of Panama 1850-1853; moved to California and engaged in gold mining for two years; returned to Bangor, Maine, and practiced law; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1857 and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1866; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Drake and served from December 19, 1870, to January 20, 1871, when a successor was elected; declined to be a candidate for election to the Senate to fill this vacancy; resumed the practice of law; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 7, 1906; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.