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.|
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||70||59||84.3%||97th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||78||49.4%||89th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||39||43.8%||87th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||44||29.3%||72nd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||18||23.1%||70th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||67||28.5%||61st|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||52||86.7%||98th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||85||68.0%||96th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo