Carl Hayden

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Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Tempe, AZ
Death Date
Jan 25, 1972 (94)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Tempe, AZ
Death Date
Jan 25, 1972 (94)

About

Long-tenured Arizona senator who was the first member of Congress to serve seven terms. He was known as the "Silent Senator" because he rarely spoke on the floor but instead wielded his influence in committee meetings.

Before Fame

He became involved in local politics as a county representative at a democratic committee, and then voted to the Tampe town council, eventually winning a seat on the House of Representatives.

Trivia

He wielded considerable influence in back-room meetings, with the result, as the Los Angeles Times called it, that other senators were ready to concede him everything to enlist his help.

Family Life

He was born in the future town of Tempe, Arizona, to Charles Trumbull Hayden and Sallie Calvert Davis.

Associated With

His successor as Arizona Senator was Barry Goldwater, a highly influential figure in his own right, despite a shorter tenure.