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Philip Cornelius HAYES

(1833-1916)

HAYES, Philip Cornelius, a Representative from Illinois; born in Granby, Hartford County, Conn., February 3, 1833; moved with his father’s family to La Salle County, Ill.; attended the country schools; was graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College in 1860 and from the Theological Seminary, Oberlin, Ohio, in 1863; served in the Union Army during the Civil War and commissioned captain in the One Hundred and Third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, July 16, 1862; lieutenant colonel November 18, 1864; brevetted colonel and brigadier general March 13, 1865; superintendent of schools of Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1866; moved to Circleville, Ohio, in 1867, to Bryan, Ohio, in 1869, and to Morris, Grundy County, Ill., in 1874; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; moved to Joliet, Ill., in 1892, where he resumed journalism; died in Joilet July 13, 1916; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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