Edward Daniel HAYDEN, Congress, MA (1833-1908)
HAYDEN, Edward Daniel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Mass., December 27, 1833; attended the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., and was graduated from Harvard University in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Woburn, Mass.; entered the United States Navy as assistant paymaster in 1861, and served in the Mississippi Squadron under Admiral Porter in the Vicksburg and Red River campaigns; returned to Woburn, Mass., in 1866 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the First National Bank 1874-1900; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; served for more than thirty years on the directorate of the Boston & Albany Railroad, and at the time of his death was vice president; served as selectman and later as alderman; director of the Shawmut National Bank of Boston; died in Woburn, Mass., November 15, 1908; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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