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Daniel Ilsley (May 30, 1740 – May 10, 1813) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Daniel Ilsley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
Preceded byPeleg Wadsworth
Succeeded byEzekiel Whitman
Personal details
Born(1740-05-30)May 30, 1740
Falmouth, Massachusetts
DiedMay 10, 1813(1813-05-10) (aged 72)
Portland, Maine
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
OccupationMerchant

Born in Falmouth, Maine (later Portland, and at that point a part of Massachusetts), Ilsley received a liberal schooling. He became a distiller and was also interested in shipping. He served as a member of the committee of correspondence and safety. Major and mustering officer at Falmouth, Maine, during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate to the Massachusetts State convention in 1788 that adopted the Federal Constitution. He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1793 and 1794.

Ilsley was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1808 to the Eleventh Congress. He died in Portland, Maine, May 10, 1813. He was interred in the Eastern Cemetery in Portland.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Daniel Ilsley (id: I000009)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peleg Wadsworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

1807-1809
Succeeded by
Ezekiel Whitman