Daniel ILSLEY, Congress, MA (1740-1813)


ILSLEY, Daniel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine (then a part of Massachusetts), May 30, 1740; received a liberal schooling; became a distiller and was also interested in shipping; member of the committee of correspondence and safety; major and mustering officer at Falmouth, Maine, during the Revolutionary War; delegate to the Massachusetts State convention in 1788 that adopted the Federal Constitution; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1793 and 1794; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1808 to the Eleventh Congress; died in Portland, Maine, May 10, 1813; interment in the Eastern Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present