James A. Hayes

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For former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana, see Jimmy Hayes.

James A. Hayes served on the Los Angeles County Supervisor representing the 4th district and in the California State Legislature.


James A. Hayes was born in Fowler, California on December 5, 1921. During World War II he served in the United States Navy.[1] In 1966, he was elected to California State Assembly and was re-elected two times. He also served on the Long Beach city council and as vice-mayor. After the sudden death of Los Angeles County Supervisor Burton W. Chace in 1972, then-Governor Ronald Reagan appointed Hayes to replace him. He was elected outright to the office on November 7, 1972 and re-elected in 1976. On June 1, 1979, Hayes resigned from office. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Yvonne Brathwaite Burke to replace him.[2]

He died on August 10, 2000 at the age of 78.


  1. ^ Vassar, Alexander C. (2011). Legislators of California (PDF). Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Los Angeles County" (PDF). Los Angeles, California: County of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Burton W. Chace
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
4th district

Succeeded by
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke