After graduating from Columbia College in 1827, Haws studied law and was admitted to the New York bar. He became interested in New York politics, and served as a Whig in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1851 to 1853. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Gift of Ella L. Smith
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