WILLIAM P. HAYES, practicing lawyer in Springfield, Massachusetts, was born in Springfield March 27, 1866, the son of John and Margaret A. (Hayes) Hayes. He was educated in Springfield, attending the primary, grammar and high schools. He was graduated from Boston University Law School in 1889 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude. In 1890 he engaged in the practice of law for himself, and never has had a partner in business in the thirty-five years which have followed, since he opened an office in Springfield in July of that year. His recognition was immediate, and success came at an early day. He was a member of the Springfield Common Council in 1893 and 1894; was mayor of Springfield in 1900 and 1901; was a State Senator in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1907; district delegate to the Democratic National Convention held at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904, and delegate-at-large to the Democratic National Convention held at Baltimore in 1912, representing the State-at-large, as one of its “Big Eight.” Mr. Hayes attends the Holy Family Church in Springfield, of the Roman Catholic faith.
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Mr. Hayes was married, in Springfield, June 5, 1894, to Mary L. Curtis, and they are the parents of the following children: Gertrude M., William D., Anna Margaret, Ruth E. and John C., all born in Springfield. Another daughter, Marie C. (Hayes) Sampson, died in Springfield, on February 24, 1925. Mr. Hayes’ office address is No. 423 Main Street, his residence No. 100 Westford Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts.