St. John, Daniel B.

Born: 1808-10-08 Connecticut

Died: 1890-02-18 New York, New York

St. John worked in business and real estate in Monticello, New York, and served in the New York State Legislature in 1840. In 1846, he won election as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until 1849. In 1860, he was a delegate to the Constitutional-Union National Convention, and as a Democrat failed in his attempt to return to Congress. In 1860, he was living in Newburgh, New York, with his wife Margaret, and reported real and personal wealth of $105,000.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1888; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Newburgh, Orange County, NY, 377; Gravestone, Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, NY.