Martin Alonzo Haynes

Martin Alonzo Haynes (July 30, 1842 – November 28, 1919) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Martin Alonzo Haynes
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byJoshua G. Hall
Succeeded byLuther F. McKinney
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1842-07-30)July 30, 1842
Springfield, Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
DiedNovember 28, 1919(1919-11-28) (aged 77)
Lakeport, Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeBayside Cemetery
Lakeport, Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cornelia T. Lane Haynes
ChildrenRuth Ida Haynes
Mary Addie Haynes
ParentsElbridge Gerry Haynes
Caroline R Knowlton Haynes
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Years of service1861-1864
Commands2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment
Battles/warsCivil War

Early lifeEdit

Born in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, Haynes moved with his parents to Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 1846. He attended the common schools and apprenticed to the printer's trade. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in June 1861 in the Union Army as a private in the Second New Hampshire Regiment and served three years.


Haynes moved to Lakeport, Belknap County, New Hampshire in 1868, where he established the Lake Village Times, published every Saturday. He was publisher and editor[1] for twenty years.

Haynes served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1872 and 1873. He served as clerk of the supreme court for Belknap County, 1876-1883. He was president of the New Hampshire Veterans' Association in 1881 and 1882, and was department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1881 and 1882.

Elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, Haynes served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.

Haynes was an internal-revenue agent of the Treasury, from 1890 to 1893 and from 1898 to 1912. He established the internal-revenue service in the Philippine Islands.


Haynes died in Lakeport, New Hampshire, on November 28, 1919, (age 77 years, 121 days). He is interred at Bayside Cemetery, Lakeport, New Hampshire.

Family lifeEdit

Son of Elbridge Gerry and Caroline R Knowlton Haynes, he married Cornelia T. Lane on March 9, 1863 in Springfield, New Hampshire and they had two children, Ruth Ida Haynes and Mary Addie Haynes.[2]


  1. ^ Fogg, Alonzo J. The Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire with ... Statistical Tables. D.L. Guernsey, 1874. p. 417. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Martin Alonzo Haynes". 1997-2014 Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua G. Hall
U.S. Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire
March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1887
Succeeded by
Luther F. McKinney

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