William Haile

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William Haile
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26th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 4, 1857 – June 2, 1859
Preceded by Ralph Metcalf
Succeeded by Ichabod Goodwin
Personal details
Born May 6, 1807
Putney, Vermont
Died July 22, 1876 (aged 69)
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sabrina Shaw Walker
Profession Merchant
Manufacturer

William Haile (May 6, 1807 – July 22, 1876) was an American merchant, manufacturer and politician who served as Governor of New Hampshire.

Biography[edit]

Haile was born in Putney, Vermont on May 6, 1807. His was educated in the local schools of Putney, and as a teenager he moved to Chesterfield, New Hampshire to work in a store and learn the mercantile business.

Haile's later operated his own store, which he later moved to Hinsdale, and he established Haile, Frost and Company, a business that produced flannel cloth and clothing items.

Originally a Democrat with nativist and antislavery views, Haile served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1846 to 1850, and in 1853 and 1856. He was a member of the New Hampshire State Senate from 1854 to 1856, and was senate president in 1855.

Haile became a Republican when the party was founded, and was the party's successful nominee for Governor in 1857. He was reelected in 1858, and served from June 4, 1857 to June 2, 1859.

In 1873 Haile moved to Keene, New Hampshire. He died in Keene on July 22, 1876, and was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hinsdale.

His son, William H. Haile, served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1890 to 1893.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph Metcalf
Governor of New Hampshire
1857–1859
Succeeded by
Ichabod Goodwin
Preceded by
J. Everett Sargent
President of the New Hampshire Senate
1855–1855
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Melvin