David T. Disney

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David Tiernan Disney
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by James J. Faran
Succeeded by Timothy C. Day
Personal details
Born (1803-08-25)August 25, 1803
Baltimore, Maryland
Died March 14, 1857(1857-03-14) (aged 53)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party Democratic

David Tiernan Disney (August 25, 1803 – March 14, 1857) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Disney moved with his parents to Ohio in 1807. He attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati. He became a writer for a newspaper in 1825. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1831, and 1832, and served as speaker in the last-named year. He served in the State senate in 1833, 1834, 1843, and 1844, and was president of the senate in 1833. He was one of the commissioners to adjust the boundary line between the States of Ohio and Michigan in 1834. He served as chairman of the commission to adjust taxes of the counties of Ohio in 1840. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848.

Disney was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1854. He died in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1857. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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