Henry P. Haun

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Henry Peter Haun
Henry Haun.jpg
United States Senator
from California
In office
November 3, 1859 – March 4, 1860
Preceded by David C. Broderick
Succeeded by Milton Latham
Personal details
Born (1815-01-18)January 18, 1815
Scott County, Kentucky
Died June 6, 1860(1860-06-06) (aged 45)
Marysville, California
Political party Democratic

Henry Peter Haun (January 18, 1815 - June 6, 1860) was a California Judge and U.S. Senator from California.[1] He was appointed by Governor John Bigler to serve out Senator David C. Broderick's term following his predecessor's death in a duel.

Haun was born to John Haun and wife Katherine Winter Haun at Haun's Mill near Lexington, Kentucky. On October 27 1848 he married a cousin, Catherine Haun. The couple traveled overland to California during the gold rush of 1849. They had two children, Kate (b. 1851) and David Rose (b. 1853).

Career[edit]

1845[edit]

In 1845 Haun was the Prosecuting Attorney of Scott County, Kentucky.[1]

1846[edit]

In 1846 he was the delegate of the Iowa Constitutional Convention.[1]

1851–1854[edit]

From 1851 to 1854 he was justice for the Yuba County Court.[1]

1859 - 1860[edit]

From November 1859 to February 1860 he served as senator.

Death[edit]

Haun died on June 6, 1860 in Marysville, California at age 45, three days after returning from Washington, D.C..[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Henry P. Haun". Join California. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
United States Senate
Preceded by
David C. Broderick
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from California
1859–1860
Served alongside: William M. Gwin
Succeeded by
Milton S. Latham