Richard Jacobs Haldeman

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Richard J. Haldeman
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byAdam John Glossbrenner
Succeeded byJohn Alexander Magee
Personal details
Born(1831-05-19)May 19, 1831
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 1, 1886(1886-10-01) (aged 55)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materYale University

Richard Jacobs Haldeman (May 19, 1831 – October 1, 1886) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


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.[1]: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.


  1. ^ Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The Delta Kappa Epsilon council. 1910. Retrieved March 25, 2011.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Adam J. Glossbrenner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1869 - 1873
Succeeded by
John A. Magee