E. G. Haden

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Elbridge George Haden
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E. G. Haden (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1908
Term End 1910
Preceded by George W. Olivier
Succeeded by A. V. Conway

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1916
Term End 1918
Preceded by A. V. Conway
Succeeded by E. G. Haden

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1918
Term End 1920
Preceded by E. G. Haden
Succeeded by B. E. Wheeler

Biographical Information

Date of birth September 17, 1853
Date of death February 28, 1933
Place of death Charlottesville, VA
Spouse Martha Douglas Early Haden
Children William Dandridge "Dan" Haden
Abner E. Haden
Elizabeth Kabler Haden
Mrs. B. J. Scruggs
Elbridge Gerry Haden

Elbridge George Haden (1853 - 1933) was well known realtor and a popularly elected mayor of the city for three terms. Born on the homestead plantation of the family in Fluvanna County, Virginia, Haden was the youngest of twelve children of Col. William D. Haden and Elizabeth (Davis) Haden. In 1895, he established his residency in Charlottesville.[1]

In February 1912, he was the president of the Park Place Improvement Company. [2]

Haden was elected as Charlottesville mayor in the 1916 election. [3]

In August 1918, he endorsed the creation of a memorial school to honor Meriwether Lewis. [4]

He was the father of Dr. William Dandridge "Dan" Haden (1879 - 1945) who served three terms as president of the council (mayor) and had also been a member of the city council (1930-1942).

Biography

Born on September 17, 1853 Fluvanna County, Virginia, son of William Douglas Haden and Elizabeth Davis, brother of Socrates Haden, husband of Martha Douglas (Early) Haden whom he married on February 29, 1876 in Campbell County, Virginia.

Before moving to Charlottesville, Haden served as justice of the peace and county supervisor in Campbell County. In 1908, he was elected mayor of the city and served a two year term. In 1910, he was re-elected mayor for another two-year term. Again, in 1916, he was elected to the office of mayor for a two-year term assuming the City’s executive powers and duties. Haden was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was an officer of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. On February 29, 1876, he married Miss Martha Douglas Early of Campbell County, who died January 22, 1932. They had five children, William Dandridge "Dan" Haden, Abner E. Haden, Elizabeth Kabler Haden, Mrs. B. J. Scruggs (who’s residence was near Pantops) and Elbridge Gerry Haden.

Elbridge George Haden died on February 28, 1933 in Charlottesville and was buried at Maplewood Cemetery.

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References

  1. Web. E. G. Haden, Twice Mayor, is Dead. Was long engaged in Real Estate Business…died at his home on Park Street, after a brief illness., Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 28, 1933, retrieved October 13, 2018 from University of Virginia Library. Print. February 28, 1933 page 1.
  2. Web. Advertisement, Advertisement, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 5, 1912, retrieved February 5, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. February 5, 1912 page 6.
  3. Web. To The Voters of the City of Charlottesville, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 30, 1916, retrieved May 30, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 30, 1916 page 6.
  4. Web. Lewis Memorial School Endorsed, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 8, 1918, retrieved August 7, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. August 8, 1918 page 1.


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