HAYS, Wayne Levere

HAYS, Wayne Levere
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1911–1989

Biography

HAYS, Wayne Levere, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bannock, Belmont County, Ohio, May 13, 1911; attended the public schools of Bannock and St. Clairsville, Ohio; was graduated from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1933; student at Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 1935; teacher in Flushing, Ohio, 1934-1937 and Findlay, Ohio, in 1937 and 1938; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; mayor of Flushing, Ohio, 1939-1945; served in the State senate in 1941 and 1942; Commissioner, Belmont County, 1945-1949; member of the Officers' Reserve Corps, United States Army, from 1933 until called to active duty as a second lieutenant on December 8, 1941; was separated from service with medical discharge in August 1942; chairman, board of directors, Citizens National Bank, Flushing, Ohio, since December 1953; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964, and 1968; chairman, House of Representatives delegation to NATO Parliamentarians Conference since beginning of United States participation, and president of conference in 1956 and 1967; president, North Atlantic Assembly, 1969-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation September 1, 1976; chairman, Committee on House Administration (Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses), Joint Committee on Printing (Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses), Joint Committee on the Library (Ninety-second Congress); resigned as chairman of Committee on House Administration on June 18, 1976; successful candidate in the primary in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress but withdrew before the general election; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1978-1980; was a resident of St. Clairsville, Ohio, until his death in Wheeling, W.Va., on February 10, 1989; interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: March 11, 1969, 15 pages. Description in library.

Ohio University
The Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections

Athens, OH
Papers: 1948-1975, 32.6 cubic feet. Includes congressional and personal papers and correspondence, photographs, motion picture film, and memorabilia. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Wayne L. Hays, Democratic Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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