HALDEMAN, Richard Jacobs, (1831 - 1886)


HALDEMAN, Richard Jacobs, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Harrisburg, Pa., May 19, 1831; pursued an academic course, and was graduated from Yale College in 1851; attended Heidelberg and Berlin Universities; United States attaché of the legation at Paris in 1853 and later occupied similar positions at St. Petersburg and Vienna; returned to Harrisburg and purchased the Daily and Weekly Patriot and Union and was its editor until 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore and Charleston in 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; retired from active pursuits; died in Harrisburg, Pa., October 1, 1886; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.