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For the other Daniel Hiester, who served as a U.S. Representive from Pennsylvania from 1809 1811, see Daniel Hiester


Daniel Hiester (June 25, 1747 – March 7, 1804) was an American political and military leader from the Revolutionary War period to the early 19th Century. Born in Berks County, Pennsylvaniamarker, he was a member of the Hiester Family political dynasty. He was the brother of John Hiester and Gabriel Hiester, cousin of Joseph Hiester, and the uncle of William Hiester and U.S. Rep. Daniel Hiester .

Hiester's father, also named Daniel Hiester, emigrated from Silesia in 1737 and settled in Goshenhoppen, Pennsylvania. After completing his education, the young Hiester engaged in the mercantile business in Montgomery County, Pennsylvaniamarker.

During the American Revolution, Hiester served as a colonel and later a brigadier general of the Pennsylvania Militia. In 1784 he was elected to the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania, and later in 1787 he was appointed as a commissioner to negotiate the Connecticutmarker land claims dispute.

Hiester was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvaniamarker, serving from March 4, 1789 until his resignation on July 1, 1796. He then moved to Hagerstown, Marylandmarker, and was again elected to the House representing Marylandmarker, serving from March 4, 1801, until his death in Washington, D.C.marker, on March 7, 1804.

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