Daniel Gott Edit Profile
Born in Hebron, near New London, Connecticut, Gott attended public schools. He studied law. Among the aspiring attorneys who studied with him was L. Harris Hiscock.
At the age of sixteen taught school. He moved to Pompey, New York, in 1817. He was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Pompey, New York.
Gott was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851). In 1848, he gave an impassioned speech to the House of Representatives against the proposed emancipation of slaves in the District of Columbia. Gott described the actions of abolitionists of the northern states as "impertinent interference with the slaves" and "impertinently intruding themselves into the domestic and delicate concerns of the South, understanding neither the malady to be corrected nor the remedy to be applied".
He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1853 and resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Syracuse, New York, July 6, 1864. He was interred in Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, New York.
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