William Daniel (politician)

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William Daniel (1826–1897) was an American politician. He graduated from Dickinson College, studied law, and began practicing it in Maryland in 1851. Upon election to the state legislature in 1857, he promoted laws permitting local option regarding the prohibition of alcohol. Eventually, 13 of the 23 counties opted for prohibition. Daniel became president of the Maryland Temperance Alliance when it was formed in 1872. He served as chairman of the 1884 national convention of the Prohibition Party, which elected him to serve as its vice-presidential candidate in the 1884 election.