Mayor of Chicago, 1858-1860
- Republican Party
- Elected 20th mayor of Chicago March 2, 1858; defeated Daniel Brainard (Democrat)
- Elected to second term March 1, 1859; defeated Marcus Gilman (Democrat)
- Inauguration to first term: March 2, 1858; inaugural address not available
- Inauguration to second term: March 16, 1859
- Born May 26, 1818 in Deerfield, N.Y.
- Purchased Chicago Flour Mills in 1846
- Elected to City Council in 1848; served six years
- Twice elected as water commissioner and twice elected to Illinois State Senate
- After leaving public life, engaged in the banking business
- Nicknamed the “Dusty Miller”
- Survived by his wife and four children
- Died July 4, 1896 in Waukegan, Ill.
- Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- "Death of Ex-Mayor Haines." Chicago Daily Tribune, July 5, 1896, p. 34.
- "Ex-Mayor Haines Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, July 5, 1896, p. 15.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- Visitors Guide to Historic Rosehill. Chicago: Rosehill Cemetery & Mausoleum, 1987.