Daniel Myers Van Auken

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Daniel Myers Van Auken

Daniel Myers Van Auken (January 15, 1826 – November 7, 1908) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Daniel M. Van Auken was born in Montague Township, New Jersey. He attended the common schools and Deckertown Academy. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1852. He studied law, was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1855 and commenced the practice of law in Milford, Pennsylvania. He served as prosecuting attorney of Pike County, Pennsylvania, from 1855 to 1859.

Van Auken was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1870. He resumed the practice of law in Milford and served as district attorney of Pike County from 1893 to 1896 and 1899 to 1903. He continued the practice of law until his death in Milford in 1908. Interment in Milford Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1867 - 1871
Succeeded by
John B. Storm