Daniel NEWNAN, Congress, GA (17801851)


NEWNAN, Daniel, a Representative from Georgia; born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., about 1780; completed preparatory studies; attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1796 and 1797; commissioned ensign and second lieutenant in the Fourth United States Infantry, March 3, 1799; promoted to first lieutenant the following November and resigned January 1, 1801; engaged in planting; commanded the Georgia Volunteers in the Creek War 1812-1814; major general of the third division of state militia in 1817; superintendent of the state penitentiary 1823-1825; secretary of state of Georgia 1825-1827; the city of Newnan, Ga., was named for him in 1828; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; died near Rossville, Ga., January 16, 1851; interment in Newnan Springs (Ga.) Churchyard.

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