Daniel T. Jewett

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Daniel Tarbox Jewett
Daniel Tarbox Jewett, age 99.jpg
Jewett pictured in 1906 at the age of 99
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
December 19, 1870 – January 20, 1871
Preceded by Charles D. Drake
Succeeded by Francis P. Blair, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1807-09-14)September 14, 1807
Pittston, Maine
Died October 7, 1906(1906-10-07) (aged 99)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Republican

Daniel Tarbox Jewett (September 14, 1807 – October 7, 1906) was a United States Senator from Missouri in 1870 and 1871. Born in Pittston, Maine, he completed preparatory studies, attended Colby College, graduated from Columbia College (New York City) in 1830 and from the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bangor, Maine; he was city solicitor from 1834 to 1837. From 1850 to 1853 he engaged with his brother in operating a steamboat line upon the Chagres River, Isthmus of Panama. He moved to California and engaged in gold mining for two years, after which he returned to Bangor and practiced law.

In 1857 he moved to St. Louis, Missouri and continued the practice of law; in 1866 he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. Jewett was appointed as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Drake and served from December 19, 1870, to January 20, 1871, when a successor was elected. He declined to be a candidate for election to the Senate to fill this vacancy and resumed the practice of law.

Jewett died in St. Louis in 1906, and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Charles D. Drake
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
December 19, 1870 – January 20, 1871
Served alongside: Carl Schurz
Succeeded by
Francis P. Blair, Jr.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James W. Bradbury
Oldest living U.S. Senator
January 6, 1901 – October 7, 1906
Succeeded by
Edmund Pettus