William Dandridge Haden

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W. Dan Haden
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Haden, ca. 1930

Electoral District At-large (city-wide)
Term Start September 1, 1930
Term End August 31, 1934
Preceded by John R. Morris
Succeeded by W. Dan Haden (D)

President (mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from Council
Succeeded by W. Dan Haden (D)

President (mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from council

Succeeded by Roscoe S. Adams, Sr.

Biographical Information

Date of death April 8, 1945
Place of death Charlottesville, VA
Spouse Sallie Cameron (Pugh) Haden
Children 4
Sallie H.
Llewellyn P.
Dr. W. D. Haden, Jr.
Elizabeth Catherine
Residence City of Charlottesville
Alma mater University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins University
Profession physician
civic leader

William Dandridge Haden (October 16, 1879 - April 8, 1945), known as W. Dan Haden, was a physician, businessmen and civic leader. As member of the City council (1930 to 1942), Haden served three terms as president of the council (mayor). He was a member of the Board of Visitor of the University of Virginia and President of the National Bank and Trust Company.

City Council

Dr. Haden was elected to the City Council in the 1930 election and held office on September 1, 1930; two years later was chosen vice-president of the body. In September 1934, he was elected mayor by the council. At the close of his two-year term as mayor, he was re-elected to serve another two years. In the fall of 1940 served on the city council and was again named mayor by the council; succeeding George T. Huff. In all, Haden served 12 years on the city council, also known as the "city commission". [1]

Haden was the son of Eldridge G. Haden, a popularly elected mayor of Charlottesville in the early 1900's.

Shortly before the United States entered World War II, Haden was named by Governor James H. Price as a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Defense Council. [2]

Business interests

Among Dr. Haden's business interests were the presidency of the National Bank & Trust Co., vice president of the Monticello Hotel and a director in the Jefferson-Lafayette Theaters. He was connected with a number of other business enterprises.

Other interests

Haden was president of the Martha Jefferson Hospital, treasurer of the Virginia Cancer Foundation, treasurer of the Charlottesville Salvation Army, and a member of the Farmington Country Club. Dr. Haden was a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, receiving his appointment from Governor Darden in 1945.

Early life, family, death

Born in Fluvanna County to Elbridge George Haden and Martha Douglas (Early) Haden. Educated in medicine at the University of Virginia and at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Haden practiced in Charlottesville for more than 20 years. He retired from practice in 1933 to become president of the National Bank & Trust Co.

Haden died at the University of Virginia Hospital. According to his obituary in the Daily Progress, he was survived by his wife Sallie Cameron (Pugh) Haden and the following children: Mrs. Sallie (Joseph L.) Yon and Mrs. Elizabeth H. (William Massie) Smith, both wives of officers in the service (WW2), and Dr. W. Dan Haden, Jr of Washington, and Llewellyn P. Haden of Charlottesville. Burial was in Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County. [3]

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