John Bussing HASKIN, Congress, NY (1821-1895)


HASKIN, John Bussing, a Representative from New York; born in Fordham (now a part of New York City), N.Y., August 27, 1821; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in New York City in 1845; civil justice of New York City 1847-1849; supervisor of Fordham 1850-1853; corporation attorney 1853-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-fifth Congress), Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law; supervisor of the town of West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y., in 1863; died at Friends Lake, N.Y., September 18, 1895; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

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