Henry ("Hap") Huntley Haight III (January 1, 1911 - March 3, 2000) was an Oakland real estate broker who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Oakland in 1969.
Born in Oakland, Haight was the grandson of California Governor Henry H. Haight, who served from 1867 until 1871. He was a direct descendant of John Paty, the sea captain who in the 1830's was credited with establishing trade routes between San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands.
After attending UC Berkeley, Haight went on to graduate from the University of Nevada at Reno, where he developed a lifelong love for the outdoors.
Henry Haight married Katherine Cobden in ______. Together, they had at least two children; son Henry Haight IV and daughter Janet Haight Louch. Katherine Cobden died on _____.
During World War II Haight served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Afterwards, he went to work in the real estate business before his unsuccessfully bid for Oakland mayor.
For many years, the Haight family lived on Kelton Court in the hills overlooking Piedmont Avenue. The 1959 engagement announcement for Henry Haight IV states "... the Henry H. Haights III of Kelton Court." The Sanborn maps show that he originally lived at 133 Kelton Court, but the street address at some point was changed to 135 Kelton Court. By 1967 the Oakland City Directory still lists Henry H. Haight III as living on Kelton Court, though the street address had changed once again to 149 Kelton Court. There is also another person listed as living in "149A Kelton Court" as though a separate apartment or in-law unit had been added ... perhaps a housekeeper? Eventually, the family home was torn down for the construction of One Kelton Court. [How can we find out what year the Haight house was demolished?]
Upon retirement, Haight turned to cattle ranching in Genoa, Nevada, where he was active with the Lions Club, and a director on the board of the Carson Valley County Hospital.
Haight died at the age of 89 in the Guardian of Rossmoor, a nursing facility in Walnut Creek.
[Is Haight III buried in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery?]