Daniel RODNEY, Congress, DE (1764-1846)

Senate Years of Service:

RODNEY, Daniel, a Representative and a Senator from Delaware; born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., September 10, 1764; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; associate judge of the court of common pleas 1793-1806; presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1808; Governor of Delaware 1814-1817; elected to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Caesar A. Rodney and served from October 1, 1822, to March 3, 1823; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Van Dyke and served from November 8, 1826, to January 12, 1827, when a successor was elected; died in Lewes, Del., September 2, 1846; interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.


Turner, D.H.B., ed. Rodney’s Diary and Other Delaware Records. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane and Scott, 1911.

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