HIESTER, Daniel

1747–1804

Biography

HIESTER, Daniel, (brother of John Hiester, cousin of Joseph Hiester, and uncle of William Hiester and Daniel Heister [1774–1834]), a Representative from Pennsylvania and from Maryland; born in Berks County, Pa., June 25, 1747; attended the public schools; engaged in business in Montgomery County; colonel and brigadier general of militia and served in the Revolutionary War; member of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania 1784-1786; commissioner of the Connecticut land claims in 1787; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate from Pennsylvania to the First, Second, and Third Congresses, and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress, and served from March 4, 1789, to July 1, 1796, when he resigned and moved to Hagerstown, Md.; elected as a Republican from Maryland to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1801, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 7, 1804; interment in Zion Reformed Graveyard, Hagerstown, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

American Philosophical Society Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: At least 2 letters (1790).

Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle, PA
Papers: At least 2 letters (1789).

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1739-1822. 65 items. Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, chiefly of colonial Pennsylvania. At least 4 letters (1790) in the Nicholson papers.

New Haven Colony Historical Society

New Haven, CT
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the Leffingwell autograph collection.
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