|26th Governor of New Hampshire|
June 4, 1857 – June 2, 1859
|Preceded by||Ralph Metcalf|
|Succeeded by||Ichabod Goodwin|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate|
|Born||May 6, 1807
|Died||July 22, 1876 (aged 69)
Keene, New Hampshire
|Spouse(s)||Sabrina Shaw Walker|
William Haile (May 6, 1807 – July 22, 1876) was an American merchant, manufacturer and politician who served as Governor of New Hampshire.
Haile was born in Putney, Vermont on May 6, 1807. He 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.
- Haile at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources
- William Haile at Find a Grave
- William Haile at National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume XI (1901)
|Governor of New Hampshire
J. Everett Sargent
|President of the New Hampshire Senate
Thomas J. Melvin
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