Daniel Kilgore (politician)

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Daniel Kilgore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
December 1, 1834 – July 4, 1838
Preceded by Humphrey H. Leavitt
Succeeded by Henry Swearingen
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Harrison County district
In office
December 1, 1828 – December 2, 1832
Preceded by Matthew Simpson[1]
Succeeded by Joseph Holmes
Personal details
Born 1793
Kings Creek, Virginia
Died December 12, 1851 (age 58)
New York City
Political party
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Ellen Downey
Children ten

Daniel Kilgore (1793 – December 12, 1851) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born at Kings Creek, Virginia (now West Virginia), Kilgore received a liberal schooling. He moved to Cadiz, Ohio, and served as member of the Ohio Senate from 1828 to 1832.

Kilgore was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Humphrey H. Leavitt. Kilgore was again elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was reelected, this time as a Democrat, to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He subsequently served from December 1, 1834, until July 4, 1838, when he resigned from politics.

Kilgore moved to Steubenville, Ohio in 1850, and was elected president of the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad. He died while visiting New York City.[2] He died on December 12, 1851.


  1. uncle of Matthew Simpson, the Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop
  2. "in memoriam, Daniel Kilgore". Traveler's Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada. National Railway Publication Company: LV. May 1882. |first= missing |last= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Humphrey H. Leavitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Swearingen