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Daniel Coleman DeJarnette Sr.

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Preceded by  Position created
Name  Daniel DeJarnette,
Alma mater  Bethany College
Succeeded by  Charles H. Porter
Education  Bethany College
Preceded by  John Caskie
Role  Politician

Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, Sr.
Died  August 20, 1881, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States

Political party  Independent Democrat
Resting place  Caroline County, Virginia

Daniel Coleman DeJarnette Sr. (October 18, 1822 – August 20, 1881) was a prominent Virginia politician, serving in the United States Congress and then in the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War.


DeJarnette was born in Caroline County, Virginia, and studied at Bethany College. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1853 to 1858, when he was elected as an Independent Democrat to the United States House of Representatives, with 50.45% of the vote defeating Democrat John Caskie, where he served from 1859 to 1861.

He represented Virginia in both the First Confederate Congress and the Second Confederate Congress.

His home, Spring Grove, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


Daniel Coleman DeJarnette Sr. Wikipedia

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