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also known as Daniel O. Hastings

Senator

Daniel Oren HASTINGS, United States Senator. Member of Masons; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Red Men; Modern Woodmen.

Background

HASTINGS, Daniel Oren was born on March 5, 1874 in near Princess Anne, Somerset Company, Maryland. Son of Daniel H. and Amelia Ellen (Parsons) Hastings.

Education

He was educated under private tutelage by Prof. Charles F. Eastman, Wilmington, Delaware.

He studied law at Columbian (now George Washington) University.

Career

Hastings was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1902.

He served as Deputy Attorney General of Delaware from 1904 until 1909, Secretary of State of Delaware from January 1909 to June 1909. He resigned to accept an appointment as Associate Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and served there until 1911. He was Special Counsel for the Delaware General Assembly in 1911, City Solicitor of Wilmington from 1911 until 1917, and Judge of the Municipal Court of Wilmington from 1920 until 1929.

Hastings was appointed to the US Senate upon the resignation of Senator T. Coleman du Pont, December 10, 1928 and served the remainder of his term. He was elected in his own right to a full term as US Senator in 1930, defeating Democrat Thomas F. Bayard, Jr., a former US Senator. Hastings lost his bid for a second full term in 1936 to Democrat James H. Hughes, a lawyer from Dover, Delaware. He then returned to the practice of law in Wilmington.

Religion

Methodist

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.

Views

God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.

Membership

Mason.; Clubs: Wilmington, Wilmington Country, Young Men’s Republican.

  • Member of Masons; Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Red Men; Modern Woodmen. Clubs: Wil mington, Wilmington Country, Mapledale Country (Dover), Congressional Country. Burning Tree Country (Washington), Young Men's Republic (Wilmington).

    Mason. Clubs: Wilmington, Wilmington Country, Young Men’s Republican; Union League (Philadelphia).

Connections

Spouse Garrie L. Saxton, April 19, 1898, married second time, Elsie Saxton, October 17, 1931.

father:
Daniel Hastings - United States

mother:
Amelia Ellen (Parsons) Hastings - United States

spouse:
Elsie Saxton

wife:
Garrie L. Saxton