Elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (4 Mar. 1879-3 Mar. 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; appointed Minister Resident to Hawaii 1 July 1882, and served until 10 Apr. 1885, when he resigned; engaged in editorial work in San Francisco, Calif., until his death there, 12 Nov. 1901; b. in Richville, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., 22 Feb. 1831; he started the Golden Era at San Francisco; with others established the San Francisco Mirror in 1860, and united it with the San Francisco Herald; moved to Nevada in 1862 and settled in Virginia City.
From the description of Rollin Mallory Daggett papers, 1879-1901. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 614356695
Daggett was born in Richville, NY and died in San Francisco, CA. He came to California in 1849 to become a miner. By 1852 he was involved with several Bay Area newspapers. He moved to Virginia City, NV in 1862, and later became the Republican United States Representative for Nevada from 1879-1881. From 1882-1885 he was the United States Minister Resident to the Kingdom of Hawaii. He returned to San Francisco doing editorial work. His body is interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
From the guide to the Daggett, Rollin Mallory Papers, 1881, (Society of California Pioneers)