Daniel Huger

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For Huger's son, also a member of the U.S. Congress, see Daniel Elliott Huger
Daniel Huger
Daniel Huger.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byLemuel Benton
Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from South Carolina
In office
November 6, 1786 – October 21, 1788
Personal details
Born(1742-02-20)February 20, 1742
Berkeley County, South Carolina
DiedJuly 6, 1799(1799-07-06) (aged 57)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyPro-Administration
ChildrenDaniel Elliott Huger

Daniel Huger (February 20, 1742 – July 6, 1799) was an American planter and statesman from Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Early life[edit]

His grandfather was Daniel Huger Sr (1651–1711), a French Huguenot who was born in Loudun, France and settled in Charleston, South Carolina.

Career[edit]

Daniel Huger was a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788 and a United States Representative from 1789 to 1793.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Daniel Huger House, Charleston

Daniel Huger's wife was the sister of the wife of Lewis Morris, Jr., the son of New York Congressman Lewis Morris.[1] His son, Daniel Elliott Huger, would later serve in the United States Senate for South Carolina and marry a daughter of Arthur Middleton.

Descendants[edit]

Mary Procter Huger, his great-granddaughter through his son Daniel, was the wife of Confederate General Arthur Middleton Manigault, who was of Huguenot descent himself; likewise a nephew of Daniel Elliot Huger was Confederate General Benjamin Huger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Alice R. Huger; Smith, D.E. Huger (2007). The Dwelling Houses of Charleston. Charleston: The History Press. pp. 40–41. ISBN 9781596292611.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1789–1793
Succeeded by
Lemuel Benton