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Charles Ezra Daniel
United States Senator
from South Carolina

In office
September 6, 1954 – December 23, 1954
Preceded by Burnet R. Maybank
Succeeded by Strom Thurmond
Personal details
Born (1895-11-11)November 11, 1895
Elberton, Georgia
Died September 13, 1964(1964-09-13) (aged 68)
Greenville, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater The Citadel
Military service
Years of service 1917 – 1919
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars First World War

Charles Ezra Daniel (November 11, 1895 – September 13, 1964) was a United States Senator from South Carolina and founder of Daniel International Corporation.[1]

Born in Elberton, Georgia, he moved with his family to Anderson, South Carolina in 1898. He attended the public schools, was a cadet at The Citadel (Charleston) from 1916 to 1918 and during the First World War served as a lieutenant in the infantry from 1917 to 1919. He was a businessman with interests in construction, banking, building supplies, telecommunications, insurance, and airlines, and was a life trustee of Clemson College and a member of the board of South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges.

He and R. Hugh Daniel co-founded Daniel International Construction Corporation, which, at one time, was the largest construction company in the world. The corporation was based in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1963 he was given the "Industrialist of the Year" award by President Kennedy.

Daniel was appointed, on September 6, 1954, as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Burnet R. Maybank, and served from September 6, 1954, until his resignation December 23, 1954; he was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy. He resumed management of his business interests and in 1964 died in Greenville; interment was in Springwood Cemetery.


  • Charles E. Daniel at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-03-18
United States Senate
Preceded by
Burnet R. Maybank
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from South Carolina
September 6, 1954 – December 23, 1954
Served alongside: Olin D. Johnston
Succeeded by
Strom Thurmond

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