|Date of Birth:||1782|
|Date of Death:||1852|
|Cause of Death:||Blow to head causing cerebral hemorrhage; cirrhosis contributing factor|
|Spouse:|| Grace Fletcher(d. 1828)|
Carline LeRoy (m. 1829)
|Political Party:|| Federalist Party (Before 1824)|
National Republican Party (1828-1833)
Whig Party (1833-1852)
|Political Office(s):|| United States Representative from New Hampshire,|
United States Senator from Massachusetts,
U.S. Secretary of State
| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Type of Appearance:||Posthumous reference|
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a leading American during the period leading up to the American Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents. He sought the presidency three times and failed.
Along with John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay, Webster is counted as one of the "Great Triumvirate". A passionate nationalist, Webster did often compromise on the issue of slavery when he felt it meant the preservation of the Union.
Daniel Webster in Southern VictoryEdit
As a northern abolitionist, Daniel Webster became a hero to the United States during the Remembrance era between the Second Mexican War and the Great War. During the 20th century, his image was on the U.S. quarter. In the Confederate States, he was vilified for thwarting the interests of the ante-bellum South.
- John C. Calhoun, another of the Great Triumvirate, and who fulfills a mirror role in the Confederate States in the Southern Victory series.
- Henry Clay, another member of the Great Triumvirate, who is the subject of minor references in Harry Turtledove's work.
- Daniel the Weaver, a fantasy analog of Daniel Webster referenced in The War Between the Provinces
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