Philip C. Hayes
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|Philip Cornelius Hayes|
February 3, 1833|
|Died||July 13, 1916
|Place of burial||Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, Illinois|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Rank|| Lieutenant Colonel
Brevet Brigadier General
|Unit||103rd Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||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.
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
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.
- United States Congress. "Philip C. Hayes (id: H000391)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-08-14
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district
Thomas J. Henderson