Charles Haight

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This article is about the Representative from New Jersey. For the American architect (1841-1917), see Charles C. Haight. For the American judge (born 1930), see Charles S. Haight, Jr.
Charles Haight
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by William A. Newell
Succeeded by Samuel C. Forker
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1860–1862
Personal details
Born January 4, 1838
Colts Neck Township, New Jersey
Died August 1, 1891(1891-08-01) (aged 53)
Freehold, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

Charles Haight (January 4, 1838, Colts Neck Township, New Jersey – August 1, 1891, Freehold, New Jersey) was a Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1867 to 1871.

Haight was born in Colts Neck Township, New Jersey on January 4, 1838. He attended private schools in Freehold, New Jersey, and graduated from Princeton College in 1857. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Freehold. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1860 to 1862 and served as speaker in 1861 and 1862. He was commissioned a brigadier general of militia on May 27, 1861, and during the American Civil War was in command of Camp Vredenburgh from August 22, 1862, until the close of the war.

Haight was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He was a delegate to the 1872 Democratic National Convention, and served as chairman of the State delegation. He was appointed prosecutor of the pleas. He was appointed prosecuting attorney of Monmouth County in 1873 and served until his death in Freehold on August 1, 1891. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery in Freehold.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Newell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1867–March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
Samuel C. Forker