Daniel D. Barnard

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Daniel Dewey Barnard
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 4, 1829
Preceded by Moses Hayden
Succeeded by Timothy Childs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843
Preceded by Albert Gallup
Succeeded by Jeremiah Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845
Preceded by Thomas A. Tomlinson
Succeeded by Bradford R. Wood
Personal details
Born July 16, 1797 (1797-07-16)
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Died April 24, 1861 (1861-04-25) (aged 63)
Citizenship  United States
Political party Adams


Spouse(s) Sara Livingstone Barnard

Catherine Walsh Barnard

Alma mater Williams College
Profession lawyer


Daniel Dewey Barnard (July 16, 1797 – April 24, 1861) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Barnard was the son of Timothy and Phebe (Dewey) Barnard. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1818. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1821. He married Sara Livingstone in 1825; and married Catherine Walsh in 1832.[1]


Barnard began practice in Rochester, New York, and served as prosecuting attorney of Monroe County in 1826.

Elected as an Adams to the Twentieth Congress, Barnard served as U.S. Representative for the twenty-seventh district of New York from March 4, 1827 to March 4, 1829. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. Hr traveled in Europe in 1831, and moved to Albany, New York, in 1832 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the State assembly in 1838.

Barnard was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh as a U.S. Representative for the tenth district of New York from March 4, 1839 to March 4, 1843. He was then elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress as Representative for the thirteenth district from March 4, 1843 to March 4, 1845.[2] He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-seventh Congress). As a leading intellectual in the Whig party, Barnard gave a number of speeches, including to the literary societies of Amherst College in 1839[3] and to Yale Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1846.

Not a candidate for reelection in 1844, Barnard resumed his practice. He was appointed Minister to Prussia and served from September 3, 1850, to September 21, 1853.[4] He retired from active business pursuits in 1853 and engaged in literary pursuits, residing in Albany, New York.


Barnard died in Albany, New York, on April 24, 1861 (age 63 years, 282 days). He is interred at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York where he had given the dedication address in 1844.[5]


  1. ^ "Daniel D. Barnard". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Daniel D. Barnard". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Daniel Barnard, An Address Delivered at Amherst ... August 27, 1839
  4. ^ "Daniel D. Barnard". United States Department of State. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Alfred L. Brophy, "These Great and Beautiful Republics of the Dead": Public Constitutionalism and the Antebellum Cemetery


  • Penney, Sherry. Patrician in Politics: Daniel Dewey Barnard of New York. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1974.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Moses Hayden
U.S. House of Representatives
New York 27th

March 4, 1827 – March 4, 1829
Succeeded by
Timothy Childs
Preceded by
Albert Gallup
U.S. House of Representatives
New York 10th

March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Russell
Preceded by
Thomas A. Tomlinson
U.S. House of Representatives
New York 13th

March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845
Succeeded by
Bradford R. Wood
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edward A. Hannegan
United States Ambassador to Germany
December 10, 1850 – September 21, 1853
Succeeded by
Peter D. Vroom

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