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Charles Edmund Haas


Charles E. Hass was born in California, Missouri in 1873 and moved to California as a boy (1884). He was educated in Los Angeles High School, Stanford University (A.B., 1898) and Olympic University (Ll.D., D.J.S.) and did post-graduate work at George Washington University. He was admitted to the bar of the State of California in 1900. After teaching in high schools and military schools, he practiced law in California for six years before moving to Washington, D.C. to pursue work in law and diplomacy that would prepare him to enter the Foreign Service. Haas worked at the Department of State and later at the Library of Congress. He eventually returned to Los Angeles, where he served as Deputy City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, and Superior Court Judge (Los Angeles) and Special Counsel and Deputy Counsel (Los Angeles County). He also served as president of the Avocado-Citrus Company and Vice-President of Dell'Osso Mining & Milling Company.

Haas wrote poetry, stories, and novels. He lived on Live Oak Drive in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles and had a summer home in Roche Canyon, Riverside, California.


Typed manuscript, signed by Hass on the title page: "Charles E. Hass. / 12/20/45." 8vo. (22 cm.) unpaged. Blue lapping wrappes bound with three brass fasteners. Two pages of biography taken from "The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma," vol. XX, No.5, June, 1906, pp. 785-786. [Library of James R. Elkins]


Charles E. Haas, A Maid of Sonora (New York: Broadway Publishing, 1905)

Research Resources

Charles Edmund Haas Papers
Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections
UCLA Library