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- Papers, 1887-1910, of John Warwick Daniel of Lynchburg, Virginia, consisting of a letter, dated 22 October 1887, from John Rogers Cooke (1833-1891) of Richmond, Virginia, to Daniel asking him to participate in laying the cornerstone of the Lee Monument; a letter, dated 20 February 1897, from Ernest Wiltz of Richmond, Virginia, to Daniel congratulating Daniel for his recent speech on the "Anglo-American treaty;" a letter, dated September 1897, from Daniel to P. C. Slaughter of New York, New York, declining a directorship in a company; a letter, dated 5 June 1903, from William Chase Morton (ca. 1846-1921) of Richmond to Daniel congratulating him on his reelection to the United States Senate; check, dated 15 January 1906, from Daniel to Edward Murrell Daniel (b. 1883) of Lynchburg; a letter, dated 20 July 1906, from Lewis Nixon (1861-1940) of New York, New York, to Daniel, notifying Daniel of his appointment as a member for a reception for William Jennings Bryan; and a letter, 13 January 1910, from James New Stubbs (1839-1919) of Gloucester County, Virginia, to Daniel expressing his relief that Daniel's health is better and congratulating him on reelection to the United States Senate
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- John Warwick Daniel was born 5 September 1842 in Lynchburg, Virginia, to William Daniel, Jr. (1806-1873) and Sarah Ann Warwick Daniel (d. 1845). Daniel attended Lynchburg College and Locust Grove Academy, but left school when the Civil War began. Commissioned a lieutenant, he rose to the rank of major and received a crippling wound at the Battle of the Wilderness. After the Civil War, Daniel began practicing law and entered politics. He served in the House of Delegates from 1869 to 1871 and in the state Senate from 1875 to 1881. Daniel was elected to the United States Senate by the Virginia General Assembly in 1885 and served from 1887 until his death. He represented Lynchburg in the 1901-1902 state constitutional convention, and was considered a potential vice-presidential nominee at the 1904 Democratic National Convention. Daniel married Julia Elizabeth Murrell (1850-1937) 24 November 1869. He died 29 June 1910.
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