Monroe Leland HAYWARD, Congress, NE (1840-1899)

Senate Years of Service:

HAYWARD, Monroe Leland, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Willsboro, Essex County, N.Y., December 22, 1840; served during the Civil War in the Twenty-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and in the Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry; graduated from Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, New York, in 1865; studied law in Whitewater, Wis.; admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Nebraska City, Nebr.; member of the state constitutional convention in 1873; judge of the district court of Nebraska in 1886; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate March 8, 1899, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1899, caused by failure of the legislature to act; died before qualifying; died in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebr., December 5, 1899; interment in Wyuka Cemetery.


U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses for Monroe L. Hayward. 56th Cong., 1st sess., 1900. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present