William H. Daingerfield

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William H. Daingerfield
106th Mayor of San Antonio
In office
Preceded byJohn William Smith
Personal details
Alexandria, Virginia
Prince George's County, Maryland

William H. Daingerfield (1808–1878) was the one-hundred-and-sixth 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 one-hundred-and-sixth 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