Everis A. Hayes

Everis Anson Hayes (March 10, 1855 – June 3, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Hayes photographed by C. M. Bell Studio

Born in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Hayes attended the public schools. He was graduated from the Waterloo High School in 1873 and from the literary and law departments of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1879. He was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Madison, Wisconsin. He moved to Ashland, Wisconsin, in 1883 and in 1886 to Hurley, Wisconsin, and continued the practice of his profession. He moved to Ironwood, Michigan, in 1886 and engaged in the mining of ore. He moved to San Jose, California, in 1887 and engaged in fruit raising and mining.[1] With his brother, Jay Orley Hayes, he purchased the San Jose Mercury in 1900 and the San Jose Herald the following year, becoming publisher and proprietor of the two papers.[2]

Hayes was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1919).[1] He was an outspoken anti-Japanese nativist.[2] On April 5, 1917, he was one of the 50 representatives who voted against declaring war on Germany. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He resumed his newspaper activities in San Jose, with mining interests in Ironwood, Michigan, and Sierra City, California. He died in San Jose, June 3, 1942. He was interred in Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c
    • United States Congress. "Everis A. Hayes (id: H000389)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b Herhold, Scott (June 14, 2016). "Herhold: The woman behind San Jose's Hayes Mansion". The Mercury News. Bay Area News Group. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Wynn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
John I. Nolan
Preceded by
Sylvester C. Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hugh S. Hersman

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