Daniel Burrel Horsley at one time served as Benton County Circuit Clerk and Recorder, prosecuting attorney, and was at one time a member of the Supreme Court of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Was born June 11, 1869, in Rogers, Arkansas. Growing up, he attended the Rogers Academy.
He served as Benton County Circuit Clerk and Recorder from 1902 to 1906. In 1905, he became a member of the bar, and the same year was appointed prosecuting attorney for Benton County. In 1906, he was elected to that post, which he held until 1910. In 1909, he became a member of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He served as a member of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma from 1911 to 1914, and was a member of the Supreme Court of Texas until 1931. He also served as a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Mr. Horsley married Minnie Pratt Robinson, who was born May 5th, 1898. She passed away in 1930. He remarried on November 26, 1940, to Mamie D. Nunneley in Joplin.
Horsley was a member of the Osage County, Oklahoma, Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association of Benton County, the Benton County Historical Society, the Knight of Pythias and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Horsley was also a member of the First Methodist Church of Bentonville. Mr. Horsley passed away in Pawhuska, Oklahoma on March 11, 1963. His body was brought to the Bentonville Cemetery for burial.