William Dandridge Haden

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William Dandridge Haden
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Dr. W. Dan Haden (D)


Council President (Mayor)
Charlottesville City Council]

Biographical Information

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.

Haden was a member of the University of Virginia board of visitors, receiving his appointment from Governor Darden in 1945.

Business interests

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.

Other interests

Haden was president of the Martha Jefferson Hospital, treasurer of the Virginia Cancer Foundation, and a member of the Framington Country Club.

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.[1]


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