Source: Warren Review, Williamsport, Indiana Thursday, April 15, 1897
The death last Saturday of Hon DW Voorhees, Senator for many years from this state, at his home in Washington City from rheumatism of the heart at the age of 76 years, removes a most prominent figure both in state and national politics and for many years a Democratic leader. He had been in poor health for the past 2 years and since his retirement last March when he was succeeded by Senator Fairbanks, he seems to have broken rapidly. His death at this time however was a surprise to his many friends. Mr. Voorhees was first appointed Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Oliver P. Morton in 1877 taking his seat in September since which time he has continually filled the office. His history is familiar to almost every old citizen of this and Fountain County especially, wher ehe was raised and has many relatives. His great power as a lawyer and senator lay in his magnetism and eloquence. He always put himself upon the defense; and was a noted advocate. The remains will be buried from his Terre Haute home today.
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