HAVEN, Solomon George

1810–1861

Biography

HAVEN, Solomon George, a Representative from New York; born in Chenango County, N.Y., November 27, 1810; attended the common schools and was instructed by a private tutor in the classics; pursued a course in medicine; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Buffalo, N.Y.; commissioner of deeds; district attorney of Erie County 1844-1846; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1846 and 1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and for election in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Buffalo, N.Y., December 24, 1861; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1839-1847; 1854-1856, 14 items. Finding aid in repository.

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

Buffalo, NY
Papers: In the Lars Gustaf Sellstedt papers, 1775-1943, 0.75 linear feet. Haven included among correspondents.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Millard Fillmore papers, 1839-1925, 35 items. Correspondents include Haven.

University of California Berkeley
Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the John Chapin papers, 1850-1852, 1 portfolio. Collection includes letters written by Haven.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1839-1856, 0.5 linear feet. Mostly letters to his law partner James Smith. Finding aid in repository.

University of Virginia
Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Alexander H.H. Stuart papers, 1776-1878, ca. 600 items. Haven included among correspondents.
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