David T. Disney


David Tiernan Disney
David T. Disney 001.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJames J. Faran
Succeeded byTimothy C. Day
19th Speaker of the Ohio State Senate
In office
December 2, 1833 – November 30, 1834
Preceded bySamuel R. Miller
Succeeded byPeter Hitchcock
24th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
December 3, 1832 – December 1, 1833
Preceded byWilliam Blackstone Hubbard
Succeeded byJohn H. Keith
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1803-08-25)August 25, 1803
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedMarch 14, 1857(1857-03-14) (aged 53)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

David Tiernan Disney (August 25, 1803 – March 14, 1857) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

David Disney was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but moved to Ohio in 1807 where he spent most of his life. After he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati, he served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829, 1831, and 1832, serving as speaker for the 1832-33 session. After his last term in the house, he moved over to the Ohio State Senate, where he was immediately elected Speaker of the Senate (the predecessor position to the President of the Senate), in 1833. He was elected for another term in 1834, and would serve two more in 1843 and 1844. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848 where Lewis Cass was nominated for President.

Disney was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses, and served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1854, and died a few years later in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1857. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "David T. Disney (id: D000361)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.