Tom Hayden

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Tom Hayden
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Hayden speaking at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, April 2016
Member of the California Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
1992–2000
Preceded byHerschel Rosenthal
Succeeded bySheila Kuehl
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 44th district
In office
1982–1992
Preceded byMel Levine
Succeeded byBill Hoge
Personal details
Born
Thomas Emmet Hayden

(1939-12-11)December 11, 1939
Detroit, Michigan
DiedOctober 23, 2016(2016-10-23) (aged 76)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Casey Cason (1961–1962; divorced)
Jane Fonda (1973–1990; divorced)
Barbara Williams (1993–2016; his death)
ChildrenTroy Garity, Liam Hayden
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Thomas Emmet "Tom" Hayden (December 11, 1939 – October 23, 2016) was an American social and political activist, author and politician. He was director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Los Angeles County, California.

Hayden was best known for his major role as an anti-war, civil rights and radical intellectual counterculture activist. Hayden was the former husband of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actor Troy Garity.

Hayden died in Santa Monica, California from heart disease and from complications of a stroke on October 23, 2016, aged 76.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RIP Tom Hayden - the activist who embodied the passions and radical fury of the 1960s". The Independent. 24 October 2016.
  2. Finnegan, Michael (October 23, 2016). "Tom Hayden, 1960s radical who became champion of liberal causes, dies at 76". Los Angeles Times.