Daniel Webster Biography

Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader. He spoke for conservatives, and led the opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking, and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his opponents in Jacksonian Democracy. "He was a thoroughgoing elitist, and he reveled in it," says biographer Robert Remini. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years, in the Senate for 19 years, and was appointed the United States Secretary of State under three presidents.

One of the highest-regarded courtroom lawyers of the era, Webster shaped several key U.S. Supreme Court cases which established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As a diplomat he is best known for negotiatiant the Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain; it established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Daniel Webster
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer, Statesman, Orator
Religion:
Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism
Date of Birth:
January 18, 1782
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
October 24, 1852
Age at Death:
70
Cause of Death:
Cirrhosis, Cerebral hemorrhage
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