Daniel Mace (politician)

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Daniel Mace
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byJoseph E. McDonald
Succeeded byJames Wilson
Personal details
Born(1811-09-05)September 5, 1811
Pickaway County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJuly 26, 1867(1867-07-26) (aged 55)
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S
Political partyPeople's
Other political
Democratic (before 1855)

Daniel Mace (September 5, 1811 – July 26, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Pickaway County, Ohio, Mace attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1835 and practiced in Lafayette, Indiana. He served as member of the state house of representatives in 1836. He served as clerk of the state house of representatives in 1837 and United States attorney for Indiana 1849–1853.

Mace was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855). He was re-elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Thirty-fourth Congress). He resumed the practice of law. He was the Postmaster of LaFayette from September 22, 1866, until his death in LaFayette, July 26, 1867. He was interred in Greenbush Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Daniel Mace (id: M000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1857
Succeeded by