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Daniel D. T. Farnsworth

Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth (December 23, 1819 – December 5, 1892) was an American politician in the U.S. state of West Virginia, who served in the West Virginia Senate and briefly as the second Governor of West Virginia.

Daniel D. T. Farnsworth
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President of the West Virginia Senate
In office
GovernorWilliam E. Stevenson
Preceded byWilliam E. Stevenson
Succeeded byLewis Baker
2nd Governor of West Virginia
In office
February 26, 1869 – March 4, 1869
Preceded byArthur I. Boreman
Succeeded byWilliam E. Stevenson
Personal details
Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth

(1819-12-23)December 23, 1819
Staten Island, New York
DiedDecember 5, 1892(1892-12-05) (aged 72)
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Ireland Farnsworth


Farnsworth was born in Staten Island, New York. When he was two, his family relocated to Buckhannon, West Virginia in Upshur County. He married Mary Ireland.[1] Farnsworth was the President of the West Virginia Senate in 1869 when Governor Arthur I. Boreman vacated his office to serve in the United States Senate. Farnsworth then served as Governor of West Virginia for seven days, from February 26, 1869 - March 4, 1869.

Possible identifications includes, L to R: 1st-Arthur Boreman; 3rd-Andrew Wilson; 4th D.D.T. Farnsworth; 5th- Henry Dering; 6th- Gibson Cranmer.


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur I. Boreman
Governor of West Virginia
Succeeded by
William E. Stevenson
Preceded by
William E. Stevenson
President of the WV Senate
Succeeded by
Lewis Baker