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.