Biography of Hon. Daniel Newton Lockwood
Erie County, NY Biographies


Lockwood, Hon. Daniel Newton, Buffalo, was born in Hamburg, Erie county, N. Y., June 1, 1844, and was graduated from Union College at Schenectady in 1865. Soon afterward he began the study of law in the office of Judge Humphrey in Buffalo and was admitted to the bar in May, 1866. Since then he has been in active and successful practice. Mr. Lockwood early took an active interest in politics; as a Democrat he has achieved a wide reputation as a campaign speaker and orator, and for many years has been a valued leader of his party. In 1871 he was nominated for district attorney of Erie county, and, though defeated, ran 1,500 votes ahead of his ticket; in 1874 he was again nominated and elected. Before the expiration of his term he was elected to the 45th Congress, which assembled in October, 1877. In 1890 and again in 1892 he was elected to that office and served with great distinction in the 52d and 53d Congresses. In 1894 he was nominated for lieutenant-governor of New York. In 1880 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, and in the same year he nominated Grover Cleveland as the Democratic candidate for mayor of Buffalo. At the State Democratic Convention in 1882 he placed Mr. Cleveland in nomination for governor, and at the National Democratic Convention of 1884, to which he was a delegate, he made the speech nominating that gentleman for president, In 1886 President Cleveland appointed him U. S. attorney for the northern district of New York, which office he resigned three years later. As a lawyer Mr. Lockwood has achieved eminent success, and is regarded as one of the ablest, soundest and most zealous counselors in the State. As a statesman he won a high reputation for the careful and conscientious manner in which he guarded the interests of the community and country at large. He is an eloquent orator, a good business man, and a public spirited citizen, and in every capacity has discharged his duties with great credit and satisfaction. He is president and manager of the Akron Cement Works and of the Buffalo Sewer Pipe Company, and a director in the New York and New Jersey Bridge Company and the Merchants' and the Third National Banks. October 18, 1870, he married Sarah B. Brown, of Buffalo, and they have two children: Elizabeth B. and Thomas B. Lockwood.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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