Richard Jacobs Haldeman
Richard J. Haldeman
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
|Preceded by||Adam John Glossbrenner|
|Succeeded by||John Alexander Magee|
|Born||May 19, 1831|
|Died||October 1, 1886 (aged 55)|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Richard J. Haldeman was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He pursued an academic course, and was graduated from Yale College in 1851. While at Yale, he was a member of the Skull and Bones Society.:91 He also attended Heidelberg and Berlin Universities. He served as United States attaché of the legation at Paris in 1853 and later occupied similar positions at St. Petersburg and Vienna.
He returned to Harrisburg and purchased the Daily and Weekly Patriot and Union and was its editor until 1860. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore, Maryland, and Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860.
Haldeman was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1872. He retired from active pursuits, and died in Harrisburg in 1886. Interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.
- Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The Delta Kappa Epsilon council. 1910. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- United States Congress. "Richard Jacobs Haldeman (id: H000027)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Adam J. Glossbrenner
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district
1869 - 1873
John A. Magee
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