Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward

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Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward (December 23, 1854 - January 26, 1942) was an American politician and Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives and Utah State Senate.

Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward
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Salt Lake City Council
In office
1895 – unknown
Utah State House
In office
Utah State Senator
In office
Personal details
Born (1854-12-23)December 23, 1854
Died January 26, 1942(1942-01-26) (aged 87)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Henry J. Hayward
Children 9
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah
Occupation Politician
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)


Elizabeth Pugsley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to recent English immigrants Philip and Martha Pugsley. She married Henry John Hayward in 1875, and was often known in her public life as "Mrs. H. J. Hayward." She served as President of Daughters of Utah Pioneers from 1917 to 1921.[1]

Elizabeth Hayward was a member and officer of the local chapter of the Service Star Legion.[2] [3]

Legislative activity[edit]

Hayward was first elected as a state representative for the Eighth District (Salt Lake City) in the Utah House of Representatives in 1915. She served on the Art, Public Health, and State Library Committees and introduced bills regarding art, education and child welfare.[4] She was elected again in 1917. She served in the Utah State Senate in the 1919 and 1921 sessions.[5][6]

Elizabeth Hayward introduced the bill into the Utah State Senate ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,[7] which granted women the right to vote in national elections.

Salt Lake Telegram article noting that Senator Elizabeth Hayward would introduce the "resolution indorsing the constitutional amendment granting the right of suffrage to women."

National political activity[edit]

Elizabeth Hayward was a member of the Democratic National Committee.[8] She served as a delegate to the 1908 Democratic National Convention,[9] one of the first women to serve as a national delegate from either major party.[10][11] She also served as a delegate to the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis[12] and the 1920 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

Elizabeth Hayward was a charter member of the League of Women Voters.


  1. ^ Daughters of Utah Pioneers (2012). Past Presidents.
  2. ^ Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah (January 2007). ""The Service Star Legion Records"". Collection Overview. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Earley, J. S., ed. (October 1922). ""Service Star Legion"". The Utah Payroll Builder (Google Books: The Utah Manufacturer Association). p. 28. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "House Journal of the Legislature of the State of Utah, 1915". House Journal of the Legislature of the State of Utah. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ Weatherford, Doris. The Woman's Almanac 2002. Oryx Press. p. 296. ISBN 1-57356-510-5. 
  6. ^ "Senate Journal: Fourteenth Session of the Legislature of the State of Utah, 1921". Senate Journal: Fourteenth Session of the Legislature of the State of Utah 1921. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  7. ^ Salt Lake Telegram. September 29, 1919. p. 5 http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/tgm15&CISOPTR=46558 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  8. ^ Harper, Ida Husted. History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920 (1922). National American Woman Suffrage Association. p. 648. 
  9. ^ Blumenberg, Milton W. Official Report of the Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention (1908). Western Newspaper Union. p. 92. 
  10. ^ America Comes Alive: A First For Women (1908)
  11. ^ Smithsonian: Conventional Facts
  12. ^ Granat, Louis. Official Report of the Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention (1916). p. 48, 74.