Biography of J. A. Haig
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Haig, J. A., Madrid, was born in Potsdam October 20, 1848, was educated in the common schools and St. Lawrence Academy, and entered college in 1869. He resided at Daily Ridge until the age of twenty. He came to Madrid in the fall of 1878 and became principal of the Madrid Union Free School. After teaching two years he went to Massena and became principal of that school, where he taught five years. Returning to Madrid in 1880, he entered the law office of C. R. McClelland. The school principalship being vacant, he entered the school and taught one year. in 1881 he was elected school commissioner of the second district of the county and served nine years, being twice re-elected, In the spring of 1891 he was elected supervisor, which office he has continued to fill since. He has also been justice of the peace for a period of ten years and was candidate for delegate to the national convention in 1892 and was sent as alternate from this Congressional district. He is a member of the Reformed Presbyterian church. July 12, 1876, Mr. Haig married Mary A. Hawley of Springfield, Vt., and they are the parents of four children Ernest Hawley, born February 12, 1879; Alan Virgil, born July 22, 1881; Myron J., born September 25, 1885; and Helen Elizabeth, born May 12, 1888.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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