DAINGERFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY
DAINGERFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY (1808–1878). William Henry Daingerfield, legislator, diplomat, and early San Antonio mayor, was born in 1808 at Alexandria, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia in 1828–29, farmed in Maryland, and later practiced law. In October 1837, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he was elected mayor in 1838. He became chief justice of Bexar County the same year and in 1839 was appointed commissary of purchases of the Army of the Republic of Texas. He was senator from Bexar County in the Fifth and Sixth congresses of Texas, 1840–42, but resigned on February 5, 1842, to become secretary of the treasury. In February 1844, he became Texas chargé d'affaires in the Netherlands, where he remained until annexation. His letter book kept on missions to the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Hanse towns is in the Texas State Archives. In 1860 Daingerfield moved to the District of Columbia and opened a law office near Washington. He died in September 1878 at his residence in Prince George County, Maryland.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Redding S. Sugg, Jr., "DAINGERFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY," accessed November 14, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fda04.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.