|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||John Bingham|
|Succeeded by||William McKinley|
March 4, 1895 – June 19, 1899
|Preceded by||Albert J. Pearson|
|Succeeded by||Joseph J. Gill|
October 18, 1829|
Belmont County, Ohio
|Died||June 19, 1899
St. Clairsville, Ohio
|Resting place||Friends Cemetery, St. Clairsville|
|Spouse(s)||Annie H. Cook
|Alma mater||Waynesburg University|
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Born in Washington Township, Ohio, Danford attended the common schools and a college at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, for two years. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar at St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, in September 1854, and commenced practice there. He served as presidential elector on the American Party ticket in 1856. He served as prosecuting attorney of Belmont County from 1857 to 1861, when he resigned to enlist in the Fifteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a private. Commissioned a lieutenant and later a captain, he served until honorably discharged in August 1864. He resumed the practice of his profession in St. Clairsville.
Danford was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878. He resumed the practice of his profession.
Danford was elected to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in St. Clairsville, Ohio, June 19, 1899. He served as chairman of the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (Fifty-fifth Congress). Sources state that Lorenzo Danford was interred in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery when in fact He was interred in the Friends Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio on East Newell Avenue. His wife Mary (Adams) Danford was interred next to him.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .... State of Ohio.
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