Daniel Jenifer

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Daniel Jenifer (April 15, 1791 – December 18, 1855) was an American lawyer and statesman from Charles County, Maryland. He was also the nephew of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer. He graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He represented Maryland's 1st Congressional district in the U.S. Congress in 1831–1833 and the 7th district from 1835–1841. From 1841–1845 he served as U.S. Minister to the Austrian Empire.[1]

His uncle, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, was a signer of the United States Constitution. His family home was known as Retreat and is located in Port Tobacco, Maryland.[2]


  1. ^ "FORMER U.S. AMBASSADORS TO AUSTRIA". U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Retreat, Charles County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-08. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clement Dorsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Littleton Purnell Dennis
Preceded by
Francis Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Augustus Rhodes Sollers
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Henry A. P. Muhlenberg
U.S. Minister to the Austrian Empire
Succeeded by
William H. Stiles