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Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Baronet (24 August 1816 – 15 October 1889) was an English railway locomotive and transatlantic cable engineer. He was the first Superintendent of Locomotive Engines on the Great Western Railway from 1837 to 1864 and its chairman from 1865 until his death in 1889. Between 1865 and 1885 Gooch was Conservative MP for Cricklade.
- Perfect communication established between England and America; God grant it will be a lasting source of benefit to our country.
- cable message sent from Heart's Content, Newfoundland to Lord Stanley, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on completion of the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, 27 July 1866. John R. Raynes (1921), Engines and Men, Goodall & Suddick, p. 89, Wikidata Q115680227