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HAYES, James Allison, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Lafayette, La., December 21, 1946;
attended public schools; B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1967; J.D., Tulane
University Law School, New Orleans, 1970; sergeant, Louisiana Air National Guard, 1968-1974;
admitted to the Louisiana State bar in 1970 and commenced practice in New Orleans; real estate
developer; assistant district attorney; commissioner, Financial Institutions for the State of Louisiana,
1984-1985; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the four succeeding Congresses and
served from January 3, 1987, to December 1, 1995, when he changed his party affiliation to
Republican; continued serving as a Republican in the One Hundred Fourth Congress until January 2,
1997; was not a candidate in 1996 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives, but
was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.