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
Children 2
Parents John Haun and Katherine Winter Haun
Relatives James Haun

Henry Peter Haun (January 18, 1815 – June 6, 1860) was a California Judge, farmer, 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).



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


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


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.


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

External links[edit]

  • Henry P. Haun at Find a Grave
  • Women's diaries of the westward journey / [collected by] Lillian Schlissel ; preface by Carl N. Degler
  • Haun Collection Archive. The Haun Collection archive spans more than 100 years in the life of the Haun family, from the Gold Rush to the Civil War to the early 20th century. The collection is housed at the Plumas County Museum in Quincy, CA.
  • Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, with Other Sketches / by Stephen Johnson Field, George C. Gorham


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