William Dandridge Haden
|William Dandridge Haden|
Dr. W. Dan Haden (D)
Charlottesville City Council
Council President (Mayor)
Charlottesville City Council]
Dr. William Dandridge "Dan" Haden (1879 - 1945) was a businessmen and civic leader who served three terms as president of the council (mayor) and had been a member of the city council (1930-42). Dr. Haden was the son of Eldridge G. Haden, who was a popularly elected mayor of Charlottesville.
Among Dr. Haden's business interests were the presidency of the National Bank & Trust Co., vice president of the Monticello Hotel and a director in the Jefferson-Lafayette Theaters. He was connected with a number of other business enterprises.
Early life, family, death
Born on October 16, 1879 in Fluvanna County to Elbridge George Haden and Martha Douglas (Early) Haden. Educated in medicine at the University of Virginia and at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Haden practiced here for more than 20 years. He retired from practice in 1933 to become president of the National Bank & Trust Co. Haden died on April 8, 1945 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was survived by his wife Sallie Cameron (Pugh) Haden and the following children: Mrs. Joseph L. Yon and Mrs. William Massie Smith, both wives of officers in the service (WW2), and Dr. W. D. Haden, Jr of Washington, and Llewellyn P. Haden of Charlottesville. Burial was in Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County.
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