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Name Hays, William Hercules
City City not recorded
State KY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Hays, William Hercules
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Hays, William Hercules
Born August 26, 1820, in Washington County, KY
Died March 7, 1880, in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kentucky
Received a recess appointment from Rutherford B. Hayes on September 6, 1879, to a seat vacated by Bland Ballard; nominated to the same position by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 1, 1879. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1879, and received commission on December 10, 1879. Service terminated on March 7, 1880, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1845

Professional Career:
Private practice, Springfield, Kentucky, 1845-1851, 1859-1860, 1867-1879
Judge, Washington County [Kentucky] Court, 1851-1859
State representative, Kentucky, 1861
U.S. Army colonel, 1861-1866
Inspector general, State of Kentucky, 1865-1866
Oil and gas entrepreneur, Springfield, Kentucky, 1866-1867

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