Daniel Haines

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Daniel Haines
Daniel Haines (New Jersey).jpg
14th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 18, 1848 – January 21, 1851
Preceded by Charles C. Stratton
Succeeded by George Franklin Fort
In office
October 27, 1843 – January 21, 1845
Preceded by William Pennington
Succeeded by Charles C. Stratton
Personal details
Born (1801-01-06)January 6, 1801
New York City, U.S.
Died January 26, 1877(1877-01-26) (aged 76)
Hamburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Daniel Haines (January 6, 1801 – January 26, 1877) was an American politician, jurist and lawyer. He was the 14th Governor of New Jersey.

Haines was born in New York City, the nephew of Governor Aaron Ogden. He graduated from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1820, and went on to practice law in Newton and Hamburg.

He started his career in politics as a local supporter of Andrew Jackson in the 1824 presidential election. He won election to the New Jersey Legislative Council representing Sussex County in 1839 and 1840, and was elected governor in 1843. During his first term, he brought about the calling of a convention to form a new New Jersey State Constitution. He was reelected in 1847, and his administration concentrated on improving state schooling and government.

After his service as governor, Haines was appointed in 1852 an Associate Justice to the New Jersey Supreme Court, an office which he held into 1866. He spent the remainder of his years working towards prison reform, an issue which was close to his heart.

Haines died at his home in Hamburg, New Jersey[1] and was buried at North Hardyston Cemetery in Hardyston Township, New Jersey.[2]

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  1. ^ Lurie, Maxine N.; and Mappen, Marc. "Haines, Daniel", Encyclopedia of New Jersey, p. 344. Rutgers University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780813533254. Accessed October 28, 2017. "He died at his Hamburg home, which he shared with his second wife, Mary Townsend of Newark, whom he married in 1865."
  2. ^ "Daniel Haines, the 14th governor of New Jersey". Njherald.com. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Pennington
Governor of New Jersey
October 27, 1843 – January 21, 1845
Succeeded by
Charles C. Stratton
Preceded by
Charles C. Stratton
Governor of New Jersey
January 18, 1848 – January 20, 1851
Succeeded by
George F. Fort
Party political offices
Preceded by
John R. Thomson
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1847
Succeeded by
George F. Fort