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Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Rare Books & Manuscripts > Indiana Lawyers and Judges > Hoosier Legal Literaries > Daniel Wolsey Voorhees Daniel Wolsey Voorhees

26 Sept. 1827 - 10 Apr. 1897

Daniel W. Voorhees was born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. His family moved to Indiana while he was still a child. He practiced law in Covington and Terre Haute, Indiana. Voorhees spent many years in the U.S. Congress as both a Representative (1861-1866, 1869-1873) and a Senator (1877-1897). He died shortly after leaving office.

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Forty Years of Oratory: Lectures, Addresses, and Speeches; Compiled and Edited by His Three Sons and His Daughter, Harriet Cecillia Voorhees; with a Brief Sketch of His Life by Judge Thomas B. Long. Indianapolis, 1898. [ISL call number: I 308 V951f (2 volumes)]
Speeches of Daniel W. Voorhees, of Indiana, Embracing his Most Prominent Forensic, Political, Occasional and Literary Addresses. Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co., 1875. [ISL call number: I 308 V951]