Born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Barringer studied law and practiced in the state capital of Raleigh. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1813 and 1814, then again in 1819–1822.
In 1826, he was chosen in a special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by the resignation of Willie P. Mangum. He was elected in regular Congressional elections to four succeeding congresses, serving in the national legislature from December 4, 1826 to March 3, 1835. He ran unsuccessfully for a fourth term in 1834, after which he settled in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After leaving Congress, Barringer became a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, where he was Speaker from 1843 to 1845; he was a presidential elector for Whig ticket of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen. Barringer died in 1852 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Barringer was the uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer, also later a Congressman from North Carolina.
- United States Congress. "Daniel Laurens Barringer (id: B000181)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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