Charles Daniels (politician)

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Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels (March 24, 1825 New York City – December 20, 1897 Buffalo, Erie County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was taken to Toledo, Ohio at an early age, and learned his father’s trade of shoemaker. In 1842, he moved to Buffalo, New York, where he studied law. In 1847, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Buffalo.

In 1863, he was appointed by Governor Horatio Seymour a justice of the New York Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James J. Hoyt. Later that year, he was elected to the remainder of Hoyt's term, then re-elected to an eight-year term in 1869, and re-elected to a fourteen-year term in 1877, remaining on the bench until the end of 1891, when his term expired. In 1869, he was ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

In 1878, he married Mrs. Mary E. Enos.

In 1886, he ran for the New York Court of Appeals, but was defeated by Democrat Rufus W. Peckham, Jr.

He was elected as a Republican to the 53rd and 54th United States Congresses, and served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1897. He was Chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 1 (Fifty-fourth Congress).

He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas L. Bunting
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
De Alva S. Alexander