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Rep. Charles Hays

Former Representative for Alabama’s 4th District

Hays was the representative for Alabama’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Alabama’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1873.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Hays faced an allegation of accepting money to nominate an individual not from his district to military academy and making false certification regarding residency of the nominee. On Jul. 19, 1876, the committee recommended 4-2 that the House take no further action but concluded Hays' actions “excites grave suspicions, and shows in any possible view a carelessness which ought not to be tolerated”. On Aug. 6, 1876, the report of the Judiciary Committee was tabled.

Jul. 19, 1876 Committee recommended 4-2 that the House take no further action but concluded Hays' actions “excites grave suspicions, and shows in any possible view a carelessness which ought not to be tolerated”.
Aug. 6, 1876 Report of the Judiciary Committee was tabled.
Photo of Rep. Charles Hays [R-AL4, 1875-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1869 to Mar 1877, Hays missed 843 of 1,869 roll call votes, which is 45.1%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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