David Tiernan Disney
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 1st district|
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||James J. Faran|
|Succeeded by||Timothy C. Day|
|19th Speaker of the Ohio State Senate|
December 2, 1833 – November 30, 1834
|Preceded by||Samuel R. Miller|
|Succeeded by||Peter Hitchcock|
|24th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives|
December 3, 1832 – December 1, 1833
|Preceded by||William Blackstone Hubbard|
|Succeeded by||John H. Keith|
|Member of the Ohio Senate|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
|Born||August 25, 1803|
|Died||March 14, 1857 (aged 53)|
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
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.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
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