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Edward Dixon HAYS

(1872-1941)

HAYS, Edward Dixon, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Oak Ridge, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., April 28, 1872; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Oak Ridge High School in 1889 and from the Cape Girardeau State Normal School in 1893; taught school until 1895; moved to Jackson, Mo., in 1895; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo.; mayor of Jackson 1903-1907; probate judge of Cape Girardeau County 1907-1918; unsuccessful Republican nominee for circuit judge in 1916; moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1915 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; trial lawyer for the Department of Justice in the Court of Claims 1923-1925; appointed valuation attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1925 and served until 1933; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and resided in Bethesda, Md., where he died on July 25, 1941; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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