(Sept. 8, 1839-Apr. 1894). A native of New York, Daniel McCauley, whose name appeared also as Macauley, was orphaned at age 10. He came to Indianapolis in 1861 and was a bookbinder at Bingham & Doughty. During the Civil War, he joined the 11th  Indiana Regiment under the command of Lew Wallace and ultimately attained the rank of brigadier general. In 1867, at the age of 28, he became mayor of Indianapolis. He served three terms.

In other ventures, McCauley was a stockholder in Woodruff Place and during his term as mayor, Woodruff Place, Irvington, and Brightwood were platted. After leaving office, McCauley was superintendent of the water company and later the manager of the Academy of Music in Indianapolis. In 1877, he commanded federal troops in Indianapolis during the Railroad Strike.

He left the city in 1880 to pursue other business ventures, including a mine operation in Mexico and hotels in New York City and Columbus, Ohio. He also served in the Treasury Department under President Benjamin Harrison. His final venture was with the Maritime Canal Company in Nicaragua, where he died. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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