Monroe Hayward

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Monroe Leland Hayward
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United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
March 8, 1899 – December 5, 1899
Preceded by William V. Allen
Succeeded by William V. Allen
Personal details
Born (1840-12-22)December 22, 1840
Willsboro, New York, U.S.
Died December 5, 1899(1899-12-05) (aged 58)
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Relatives Leland Hayward (grandson)

Monroe Leland Hayward (December 22, 1840 – December 5, 1899) was a Senator from Nebraska.


Hayward was born in Willsboro, New York. He served during the Civil War in the Twenty-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and in the Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry. He graduated from Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, New York, in 1865. Hayward then studied law in Whitewater, Wisconsin; he was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1873. He became judge of the district court of Nebraska in 1886. Hayward was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate March 8, 1899, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1899. This delay was caused by the failure of the Nebraska Legislature to elect a Senator by the start of the term. He died before qualifying for the seat; he died in Nebraska City, Nebraska on December 5, 1899, and was interred in Wyuka Cemetery.

His son, Colonel William Hayward, was a celebrated hero of the First World War who commanded the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the Harlem Hellfighters.

His grandson, Col. Hayward's son, was Broadway producer Leland Hayward; and the writer Brooke Hayward is his great-granddaughter.

See also[edit]


  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses for Monroe L. Hayward. 56th Cong., 1st sess., 1900. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
William V. Allen
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nebraska
Served alongside: John M. Thurston
Succeeded by
William V. Allen