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Charles Delemere HAINES

(1856-1929)

HAINES, Charles Delemere, a Representative from New York; born in Medusa, Albany County, N.Y., June 9, 1856; moved with his parents to Coxsackie; attended the common schools; studied telegraphy and became a train dispatcher; was assistant superintendent and superintendent of a railroad; joined with his brothers in the building and operation of numerous railroad lines in the United States, Mexico, and Canada; settled in Kinderhook, N.Y., in 1888 and built the Kinderhook & Hudson Railroad; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business activities; resided at Altamonte Springs, Fla., until his death there April 11, 1929; interment in Hudson Falls Cemetery, Hudson Falls, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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