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HAYES, Charles Arthur, a Representative from Illinois; born in Cairo, Alexander County,
Ill., February 17, 1918; graduated from Sumner High School, Cairo, Ill., 1935;
trade unionist, 1938-1983, and served as vice president, United Food and
Commercial Workers Union; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress,
by special election, August 23, 1983, to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Harold Washington; reelected to the Ninety-ninth and to the
three succeeding Congresses and served from August 23, 1983, to January 3,
1993; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third
Congress; was a resident of Chicago, Ill., until his death on April 8, 1997.
BibliographyCharles Arthur Hayes in
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008.