Philip Harold Hayes (born September 1, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Philip H. Hayes
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byRoger H. Zion
Succeeded byDavid L. Cornwell
Member of the Indiana State Senate
In office
Personal details
Philip Harold Hayes

(1940-09-01) September 1, 1940 (age 79)
Battle Creek, Michigan
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materIndiana University, Indiana University Law School

Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Hayes attended Rensselaer (Indiana) Elementary School. He graduated from Rensselaer High School, 1958. B.A., Indiana University, 1963. J.D., Indiana University Law School, 1967. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1967 and District of Columbia bar in 1977. He was a lawyer in private practice. Deputy prosecuting attorney, Vanderburgh County, Indiana from 1967 to 1968. He served as member of the Indiana State senate from 1971 to 1974.

Hayes was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress (January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977). He introduced the National Climatic Program Act of 1975, a version of which eventually became law as the National Climate Program Act in 1978.[1][2] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1976, but was the unsuccessful primary election challenger to three-term incumbent Vance Hartke for nomination to the United States Senate. County attorney, Vanderburgh County, Indiana from 2001 to 2002. He is a resident of Evansville, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Philip H. Hayes (id: H000392)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roger H. Zion
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
David L. Cornwell