|New York State Assembly|
|District attorney (Steuben County)|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from New York's 20th district
March 4, 1817 –March 3, 1819
|Preceded by|| Daniel Avery |
Oliver C. Comstock
|Succeeded by|| Caleb Baker |
|District attorney (7th Dist.)|
|Speaker of the New York State Assembly|
|New York State Assembly|
|Born||December 22, 1780|
|Died||July 12, 1843 62) (aged|
Lydia Boggs Shepherd
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
Daniel Cruger (December 22, 1780 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania – July 12, 1843 in Wheeling, then Virginia, now Ohio County, West Virginia) was an American newspaper publisher, lawyer and politician who served as a United States Representative from New York.
Daniel Cruger was born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Daniel Cruger, Sr. and Elizabeth (née Wheaton) Cruger. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1802. He married twice. His first wife, Hannah (née Clement) Cruger, died in 1831. His second wife, Lydia Boggs Shepherd, was the wealthy widow of Moses Sheperd, a relation of the prominent Virginia Duke Family, who was a man contractor of the National Road. They married on July 16, 1833 in Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Cruger learned the printer's trade, and published the Owego Democrat in Owego, New York. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1805, and commenced practice in Bath, New York. Cruger served as a major in the War of 1812.
He was a member from Allegany and Steuben Counties of the New York State Assembly from 1814 to 1816, and again from Steuben County in 1826. Cruger served as Speaker during 1816.
Cruger was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress, and served from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819.
He was District Attorney of the Seventh District of New York from 1815 to 1818, and of Steuben County, New York from 1818 to 1821. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.
Daniel Cruger is buried at the Stone Church Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia.
| Speaker of the New York State Assembly |
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Oliver C. Comstock
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 20th congressional district
with Oliver C. Comstock
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