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Gott, Daniel

Born: 1794-07-10 Hebron, Connecticut

Died: 1864-07-06 Syracuse, New York

Daniel Gott was a New York attorney and congressman. After attending public schools, Gott started to teach school at the age of sixteen. He moved to Pompey, New York and studied law in 1817. Gott earned admittance to the New York Bar and started a practice in Pompey in 1819. He won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1851. He moved to Syracuse in 1853 and continued his law practice until his death.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1110; Gravestone, Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, NY.