Daniel B. Priest

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Daniel Badger Priest (March 9, 1830 – September 6, 1870) was an American lawyer and legislator.

Born in Putnam County, Indiana, Priest graduated from Asbury University. In 1850, he moved to Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory to farm. He moved to Monroe, Wisconsin in 1852 to practice law. Then, in 1855, Priest moved to Richland Center, Wisconsin and continue to practice law. In 1861, Priest moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin. While in Viroqua, Priest served as District Attorney of Vernon County, Wisconsin. He also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1863 and 1868. In 1869, Priest moved to Sparta, Wisconsin where he died. During his stay in Viroqua and Sparta, Priest was also editor of the local newspapers.[1][2]


  1. ^ History of Richland County, Wisconsin
  2. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin,' vol 1, State Bar Association of Wisconsin: 1905, Biographical Sketch of Daniel Badger Priest, pg. 237-238