Daniel W. Gooch

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Daniel Wheelwright Gooch
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
January 31, 1858 – September 1, 1865
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byNathaniel P. Banks (7th)
John B. Alley (6th)
Benjamin Butler (5th)
Succeeded byGeorge S. Boutwell (7th)
Nathaniel P. Banks (6th)
Nathaniel P. Banks (5th)
Constituency7th district (1858–63)
6th district (1863–65)
5th district (1873–75)
Member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1853
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 8, 1820
Wells, Maine
DiedNovember 11, 1891(1891-11-11) (aged 71)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Hannah H. Pope
ChildrenWilliam W. Gooch, born September 8, 1857
Alma materPhillips Academy (Andover), Dartmouth College

Daniel Wheelwright Gooch (January 8, 1820 – November 11, 1891) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education[edit]

Gooch, the son of John and Olive (Winn) Gooch, was born in Wells, Maine on January 8, 1820. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy, and graduated from Dartmouth College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston.


Gooch served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1853, and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel P. Banks. He was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 31, 1858, to September 1, 1865 when he resigned. He was appointed Navy agent of the port of Boston in 1865, but removed by President Andrew Johnson. He was again elected to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

He then became a pension agent in Boston 1876-1886, resumed the practice of law and also engaged in literary pursuits. Gooch died in Melrose on November 11, 1891 and was interred in Wyoming Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Daniel W. Gooch (id: G000274)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-07
  • Rand, John Clark, One of a Thousand A series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. pages 252-253, (1890).

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel P. Banks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

January 31, 1858 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
George S. Boutwell
Preceded by
John B. Alley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – September 1, 1865
Succeeded by
Nathaniel P. Banks
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Nathaniel P. Banks