David Douglas Wagener

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David Douglas Wagener (October 11, 1792 – October 1, 1860) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

David Douglas Wagener
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byHenry A. P. Muhlenberg
Succeeded byJohn Westbrook
Personal details
Born(1792-10-11)October 11, 1792
Easton, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 1, 1860(1860-10-01) (aged 67)
Political partyDemocratic Party

David D. Wagener was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was captain of the Easton Union Guards from 1816 to 1829.

Wagener was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. He served as the chairman of the United States House Committee on Militia during the Twenty-fifth Congress. He established the Easton Bank in 1852 and was its president until his death in Easton in 1860. Interment in Easton Cemetery.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "David Douglas Wagener (id: W000016)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1833–1841
Succeeded by