Charles Harold Haden II
Charles Harold Haden II (April 16, 1937 – March 20, 2004) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, Haden received a B.S. from West Virginia University in 1958 and an LL.B. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1961. He was in private practice in Morgantown, West Virginia from 1961 to 1969, also serving as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1963 to 1964, as a Board member on the Monongalia County Board of Education from 1967 to 1968, and as a faculty member at the West Virginia University College of Law from 1967 to 1968. He was the West Virginia State Tax Commissioner from 1969 to 1972, and a justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from 1972 to 1975, serving as Chief Justice from 1974 to 1975.
Haden became a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia after having been nominated by President Gerald Ford on October 1, 1975, to a seat vacated by Sidney L. Christie. Haden was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1975, and received his commission on November 21, 1975.
He subsequently became the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia from 1982 to 2002 due to a judicial redistricting between the Northern and Southern Districts. Haden served until his death, in 2004, in Charleston, West Virginia