Daniel B. St. John

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Daniel Bennett St. John (October 8, 1808 – February 18, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Sharon, Connecticut, St. John engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate business at Monticello, New York, in 1831. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Sullivan County) in 1840.

St. John was elected as a Whig to the 30th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He moved to Newburgh, New York. He served as delegate to the Constitutional Union National Convention in 1860.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (10th D.) from 1876 to 1879, sitting in the 99th, 100th, 101st and 102nd New York State Legislatures, and a delegate to the 1876 Democratic National Convention. St. John served as chief registrar in the banking department of New York State. He died in New York City February 18, 1890. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newburgh, New York.


  • United States Congress. "Daniel B. St. John (id: S000766)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Archibald C. Niven
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas McKissock
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Edward M. Madden
New York State Senate
10th District

Succeeded by
William W. Astor