HAUN, Henry Peter, (1815 - 1860)

Senate Years of Service: 1859-1860
Party: Democrat

California Historical Society

HAUN, Henry Peter, a Senator from California; born near Newtown, Scott County, Ky., January 18, 1815; attended the common schools and Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1839 and began practice in Lexington, Ky.; prosecuting attorney of Scott County in 1845; moved to Clinton County, Iowa, and settled in Hauntown in 1845; practiced law and owned a distillery, sawmill, and store; delegate to the Iowa constitutional convention in 1846; moved to Yuba County, Calif., in 1849 and settled in Marysville; continued the practice of law; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; county judge 1851-1854; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David C. Broderick and served from November 3, 1859, to March 4, 1860; unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the term; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Thirty-sixth Congress); died in Marysville, Yuba County, Calif., June 6, 1860; interment in Marysville Cemetery.