Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Dewey attended Yale College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He was treasurer of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts from 1798 to 1814. He served as member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council 1809–1812.
Dewey was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1813, until February 24, 1814, when he resigned, having been assigned to a judicial position. He was appointed by Governor Caleb Strong an associate judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on February 24, 1814, and served until his death in Williamstown, Massachusetts, May 26, 1815. He was interred in West Lawn Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Daniel Dewey (id: D000293)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district
March 4, 1813 – February 28, 1814
John W. Hulbert
| Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court