William Hercules Hays

Personal

Birthday: 
8/26/1820
Birthplace: 
Washington County, KY
Date of Death: 
3/7/1880
Place of Death: 
Louisville, KY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1845

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Kentucky
President Nominating: 
Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/10/1879
Termination Date: 
03/07/1880
Termination Reason: 
Death
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