Rollin Mallory DAGGETT, Congress, NV (1831-1901)


DAGGETT, Rollin Mallory, a Representative from Nevada; born in Richville, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., February 22, 1831; moved with his father to northwestern Ohio in 1837; attended school in Defiance, where he also learned the printing business; crossed the plains to the Pacific coast in 1849; followed mining until 1852, and in that year started the Golden Era at San Francisco; with others established the San Francisco Mirror in 1860, and united it with the San Francisco Herald; moved to Nevada in 1862 and settled in Virginia City; elected a member of the Territorial council in 1863; became connected editorially in 1864 with the Territorial Enterprise; clerk of the United States district court 1867-1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; appointed Minister Resident to Hawaii July 1, 1882, and served until April 10, 1885, when he resigned; engaged in editorial work in San Francisco, Calif., until his death there November 12, 1901; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


Weisenburger, Francis Phelps. Idol of the West; The Fabulous Career of Rollin Mallory Daggett. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1965.

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