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William A. Hayne


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-07-1875 Democratic AD-03 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Alston Hayne
Born: April 25, 1821 in Charleston, South Carolina
Married: Margaretta Stiles
Child: William Alston, Jr., Robert Y. Hayne (San Francisco Superior Court Justice, 1880-1882)
Family: Son of Robert Y. Hayne (U.S. Senator [South Carolina], 1823-1832)
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Died: March 28, 1901 in Montecito, CA

1860-1861: State Representative, South Carolina State Legislature

  • Senator Daniel Webster's "Second Reply to Hayne" was part of a debate between Webster and Hayne in the U.S. Senate that "still often considered one of the greatest speeches in American history."

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: "Find a Grave: William Alston Hayne" by Jenn Lewallen [website]
Source: "The Hayne-Webster Debate" by Hal Morris (1996) [website]
Source: "A Grand Estate: The History of Las Tejas" by Michael Redmon. Santa Barbara Independent, May 14, 2009.

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