He was born in Oswegatchie, New York in January 1829. Magone became a member of the New York Canal Commission during the governorship of Samuel Tilden, in 1875. The next year he served as chairman of the Democratic Party (United States) state committee. During Tilden's unsuccessful run for the presidency versus Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, he was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. In January 1878, he was nominated by Governor Lucius Robinson to be Superintendent of Public Works but was rejected by the New York State Senate. He was again selected a delegate to the convention which nominated Cleveland in 1884. Cleveland appointed Magone Collector of the Port of New York in 1886.
Magone died at his Caroline Street home in Ogdensburg, New York, in 1904. He had been in declining health for some time. He was survived by his wife and a daughter.
- "Daniel Magone Dead. Was Collector of the Port in Cleveland's First Administration". New York Times. September 5, 1904. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
Daniel Magone, Collector of the Port of New York in President Cleveland's first Administration, and one of the leading attorneys of the State...
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