Monroe Hayward

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Monroe Hayward
HAYWARD, Monroe Leland,.jpg
United States Senator-elect
from Nebraska
In office
Died before taking office
Preceded byWilliam V. Allen
Succeeded byWilliam V. Allen
Personal details
Monroe Leland Hayward

(1840-12-22)December 22, 1840
Willsboro, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 5, 1899(1899-12-05) (aged 58)
Nebraska City, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenWilliam Hayward
RelativesLeland Hayward (grandson)
Brooke Hayward (great-granddaughter)

Monroe Leland Hayward (December 22, 1840 – December 5, 1899) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a Republican. He was elected to become a U.S. Senator from Nebraska in March 1899. However, he died in late 1899, before taking the oath of office.[1]

Hayward was born in Willsboro, New York. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He studied law in Whitewater, Wisconsin. His son, William Hayward, was a lawyer and commander of the Harlem Hellfighters during World War I. His grandson was Broadway producer Leland Hayward. The actress and writer Brooke Hayward is his great-granddaughter.

Hayward died in Nebraska City on December 5, 1899, while comatose. He was 58.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hayward, Monroe Leland". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 11, 2021.