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Brooks Hays

Born: Aug 9, 1898

Death: Oct 11, 1981

Birthplace: London

Nationality: United States

Brooks Hays

Date of Birth : Aug 9, 1898
Date of Death : Oct 11, 1981
Birth Place : London

Lawrence Brooks Hays was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Arkansas and former President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Brooks Hays was born in London, Pope County, Arkansas, on August 9, 1898. He attended public schools in Russellville, Arkansas. Hays served in the United States Army in 1918. After leaving the service he earned a degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1919. He attended law school at George Washington University, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, earning his law degree in 1922, after which he was admitted to the bar. Hays returned to Russellville and opened a private law practice. Hays served as assistant attorney general of Arkansas from 1925 to 1927. He served as a Democratic National committeeman for Arkansas from 1932–1939. With the arrival of the New Deal, Hays was appointed as a labor compliance officer for the National Recovery Administration in Arkansas in 1934. He served as assistant to the administrator of resettlement in 1935 and held administrative and legal positions in the Farm Security Administration from 1936-1942.

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