Charles Haight

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"(January 4, 1838 -- August 1, 1891) Charles Haight was a(n) lawyer, public servant, general, and American politician. He was born in Colts Neck, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Charles studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. He was a member of the state house of assembly (1860 -1862), served as speaker of house (1861 and 1862), delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1872), served as chairman of the State delegation, appointed prosecutor of the pleas, and appointed prosecuting attorney of Monmouth County (1873 - his death August 1, 1891). Haight was also commissioned as a brigadier general (May 27, 1861) and was in command of Camp Vredenburgh (August 22,1862 - the end of the war). Haight was elected as a Democrat to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of New Jersey Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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