Daniel H. Sumner

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Daniel H. Sumner
Daniel H. Sumner (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
The Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL), February 4, 1884.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Lucien B. Caswell
Succeeded by Edward S. Bragg
Personal details
Born September 15, 1837
Malone, New York
Died May 29, 1903(1903-05-29) (aged 65)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Daniel Hadley Sumner (September 15, 1837 – May 29, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Malone, New York, Sumner moved to Michigan in 1843 with his parents, who settled in Richland, Michigan. He attended the common schools, and Prairie Seminary, in Richland. He studied law. He was then admitted to the bar in 1868, and commenced practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin in 1868 and practiced law. He also published the La Belle Mirror. He moved to Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1870, and continued the practicing law. He also became the town's superintendent of schools. He served as a member of the county board of supervisors. He served as district attorney of Waukesha County in 1876 and 1877.

Sumner was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). He represented Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1884. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law. He died in Waukesha, Wisconsin on May 29, 1903. He was interred in Prairie Home Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Wisconsin Blue Book 1883,' Biographical Sketch of Daniel Hadley Sumner, pg. 467

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lucien B. Caswell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward S. Bragg