Daniel Meserve Durell

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Daniel Meserve Durell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
Preceded by Thomas W. Thompson
Succeeded by John Curtis Chamberlain
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1816–1817
Personal details
Born (1769-07-20)July 20, 1769
Lee, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died April 29, 1841(1841-04-29) (aged 71)
Dover, New Hampshire
Resting place Pine Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Wentworth
Profession Attorney
Politician

Daniel Meserve Durell (July 20, 1769 –April 29, 1841) was an American attorney and Democratic-Republican politician in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the early 1800s.

Early life and career[edit]

Durell was born in Lee, New Hampshire, the son of Nicholas and Abigail Durell. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1794.[1][2] He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1797, and began practicing law in Dover, New Hampshire.[3]

He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Tenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1816. He was Chief Justice of the district court of common pleas from 1816–1821,[4] and United States attorney for the district of New Hampshire from 1830–1834.[5]

Following his years of public service, Durell resumed the practice of law. He died in Dover on April 29, 1841, and is interred in Pine Hill Cemetery.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Durell married Elizabeth Wentworth on June 1, 1800. They had several children including Mary Jane Durell, Sarah Adeline Durell, Elizabeth Salter Durell, Nicholas St. John Durell, Charles James Fix Durell, Margarett Ann Durell, Edward Henry Durell and George Clinton Durell.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dartmouth College (1900). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1900. Dartmouth College. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison (1888). The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History ..., Volume 11. H.H. Metcalf. p. 117. 
  3. ^ Brown, John Howard (1900). Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States: Chubb-Erich. James H. Lamb Company. p. 557. 
  4. ^ Brown, John Howard (1900). Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States: Chubb-Erich. James H. Lamb Company. p. 557. 
  5. ^ "History of Lee, (Strafford County) New Hampshire". History50States.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine, Volume 11. 1888. p. 117. 
  7. ^ Wentworth, John (1878). The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American, Volume 2. Little, Brown & Company. p. 459. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "The bench and bar of New Hampshire: including biographical notices of deceased judges of the highest court, and lawyers of the province and state, and a list of names of those now living" by Charles Henry Bell, published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893.

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