Creator

Date Original

1913-1917

Description

This collection contains appointments, invitations, pardons and paroles, general and personal correspondence, records by county and agency as well as Governor's office papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Hays served as Governor of Arkansas from 1913 to 1917. Hays was born near Camden, Arkansas, on September 23, 1863. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1894. By 1897, Hays opened his own law office in Camden and had married Ida Virginia Yarbraugh of Ouachita County. They had two children. As a Democrat, Hays held the offices of Ouachita County Judge from 1901-1903; Circuit Judge from 1906-1913; and Governor of Arkansas from 1913 to 1917. As Governor, he supported the passage of a statewide liquor prohibition legislation that outlawed the manufacture or sell liquor in Arkansas. In 1915, the Legislature passed the plan by Hays to create a three member commission to operate the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, the School for the Blind, the Arkansas Deaf Mute Institute, and the Confederate Home. After leaving office, Hays returned to his law practice until his death on September 15, 1927.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000411

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George W. Hays papers, MS.000411

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George W. Hayes papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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