William H. Daingerfield

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William H. Daingerfield
Mayor of San Antonio
In office
Preceded by John William Smith
Personal details
Born 1808
Alexandria, Virginia
Died 1878
Prince George's County, Maryland
Profession Lawyer

William H. Daingerfield (1808–1878) was the second Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.

Early life[edit]

William H. Daingerfield was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1808.

Daingerfield attended the University of Virginia from 1828–1829, before becoming a lawyer in Maryland. He was also a farmer in the state.[1]

Texas politician[edit]

He was the second mayor of San Antonio, Texas (1838), a Texas Senator for Bexar County (1840–1842), Texas Secretary of the Treasury (1842–1844) and chargé d'affaires for the Republic of Texas in the Netherlands (1844–1845).[1]

Later life[edit]

He moved to Washington D.C. in 1860 to again practice law. 18 years later, he died in Prince George's County, Maryland.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Redding S. Sugg, Jr., "DAINGERFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY", accessed October 12, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association, in the Handbook of Texas Online.
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Seguín
Republic of Texas Senate
Republic of Texas Senator from Bexar District

Succeeded by
Ludovic Colquhoun
(1842 abducted by Mexican Army)
John William Smith