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Daniel Wallace (May 9, 1801 – May 13, 1859) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Daniel Wallace
The Honorable Daniel Wallace, Congressman from South Carolina.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
June 12, 1848 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJames A. Black
Succeeded byJohn McQueen
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Union District
In office
November 23, 1846 – December 17, 1847
Personal details
Born(1801-05-09)May 9, 1801
Laurens, South Carolina
DiedMay 12, 1859(1859-05-12) (aged 58)
Jonesville, South Carolina
Resting placeUnion, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Professionlawyer, planter
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceSouth Carolina militia
RankMajor General

Born near Laurens, South Carolina, he moved to Union County in 1833. He was a major general of the State militia. He studied law and engaged in agricultural pursuits. After being admitted to the bar, the practiced law in Union and Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina. He was elected to the State house of representatives in 1846 and served until 1847.

Wallace was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. Black. He was reelected to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and served from June 12, 1848, to March 3, 1853.

After leaving Congress, he resumed his agricultural pursuits. He died in Jonesville, South Carolina, May 13, 1859 and was interred in Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Union, South Carolina. His son was General William Henry Wallace of the Confederate States Army, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and Circuit Judge.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Daniel Wallace (id: W000075)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James A. Black
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

1848–1853
Succeeded by
John McQueen