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Daniel W. Gooch

Daniel Wheelwright Gooch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th, 6th & 7th district
In office
January 31, 1858 – September 1, 1865 (7th and 6th)
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 (5th)
Preceded by Benjamin F. Butler (5th)
John B. Alley (6th)
Nathaniel P. Banks (7th)
Succeeded by Nathaniel P. Banks (5th)
Nathaniel P. Banks (6th)
George S. Boutwell (7th)
Member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1853
In office
Personal details
Born January 8, 1820
Wells, Maine
Died November 11, 1891(1891-11-11) (aged 71)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Hannah H. Pope
Children William W. Gooch, born September 8, 1857
Alma mater Phillips Academy (Andover), Dartmouth College

Daniel Wheelwright Gooch (January 8, 1820 – November 11, 1891) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Gooch, the son of John and Olive (Winn) Gooch, was born in Wells, Maine on January 8, 1820. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy, and graduated from Dartmouth College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston.

Gooch served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1853, and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel P. Banks. He was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 31, 1858, to September 1, 1865 when he resigned. He was appointed Navy agent of the port of Boston in 1865, but removed by President Andrew Johnson. He was again elected to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

He then became a pension agent in Boston 1876-1886, resumed the practice of law and also engaged in literary pursuits. Gooch died in Melrose on November 11, 1891 and was interred in Wyoming Cemetery.


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