Philip C. Hayes

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Philip Cornelius Hayes
Born (1833-02-03)February 3, 1833
Granby, Connecticut
Died July 13, 1916(1916-07-13) (aged 83)
Joliet, Illinois
Place of burial Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union Army LTC rank insignia.png Lieutenant Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 103rd Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Philip Cornelius Hayes (February 3, 1833 – July 13, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, as well as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Born in Granby, Connecticut, Hayes moved with his father's family to La Salle County, Illinois. He attended the country schools and graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College in 1860 and from the Theological Seminary, Oberlin, Ohio, in 1863.

Civil war[edit]

He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and was commissioned as a captain in the 103rd Ohio Infantry on July 16, 1862. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on November 18, 1864. In the omnibus promotions following the surrender of Confederate forces in the spring of 1865, he was brevetted colonel and brigadier general, dating from March 13, 1865.

Public office and politics[edit]

Following the war, Hayes returned to Ohio. He became the superintendent of schools in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1866. He moved to Circleville, Ohio, in 1867, and then to Bryan, Ohio, in 1869.

In 1874, Hayes moved from Ohio to Morris, Illinois. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872. Hayes was elected as a Republican to the 45th United States Congress in 1876, unseating independent incumbent Alexander Campbell, a theoretician of the Greenback movement; and was re-elected to the Forty-sixth Congress in 1878. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1880.

He moved to Joliet, Illinois, in 1892, where he resumed journalism. Philip C. Hayes died in Joliet on July 13, 1916, and was interred in Elmhurst Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Cullen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas J. Henderson