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Daniel Haines

Daniel Haines

Daniel Haines (January 6, 1801 – January 26, 1877) was an American jurist who served as the 14th Governor of New Jersey.

Haines was born in New York City, the nephew of Governor Aaron Ogden. He graduated from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1820, and went on to practice law in Newton and Hamburg. He started his career in politics as a local supporter of Andrew Jackson in the 1824 presidential election.

He won election to the New Jersey Legislative Council representing Sussex County in 1839 and 1840, and was elected to be governor in 1843. During his first term, he brought about the calling of a convention to form a new New Jersey State Constitution. He was reelected in 1847, and his administration concentrated on improving state schooling and government.

After his service as governor, Haines was appointed

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