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Hay, Eugene G.

House 1889 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: 3/26/1853
Birth Place: Charlestown, Indiana
Birth County: Clark
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/21/1933
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer; Jelly, Hay, and Hull Law Firm


Charlestown Common Schools, Indiana; Elementary School;
Barnett Academy, Charlestown, Indiana; Secondary;
Studied Law; With Major Jonathan W. Gordon, Gordon, Lamb, and Sheppard, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1876; Admitted to the Bar, 1877


State Legislative Staff: Indiana Legislature (Clerk); 1877 to 1877
County Attorney: Madison, Indiana (Prosecuting Attorney); 1881 to 1885 [Elected]
U.S. Attorney: District of Minnesota; 12/17/1890 to 1894 [Appointed]
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Customs, Port of New York (Appointed by President Roosevelt, Appraiser); 1903 to 1923 [Appointed]


Spouse: Single (while in office); Eleonora Farquhar (married on November 4, 1891)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He was of Scottish and Irish ancestry.

He came to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1886.

He was President of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

He was the delegate to the republican national convention in 1884 (Minneapolis Journal, February 21, 1933).

He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and was a Knight Templar.

Total Days Served: 344


26th Legislative Session (1889-1890)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 12/17/1889 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lawyer; Jelly, Hay, and Hull Law Firm
Party: Republican
  • Judiciary
  • Reform School
  • State Library
  • State Park
Reason for unfinished term: Appointed to other office
Session Notes: He was appointed by the United States President to serve as the United States District Attorney for Minnesota.
Articles & Books About
"Eugene Hay dies in N.J.: Former Political Figure in Minneapolis Retired for Last Seven Years." Minneapolis Journal, February 21, 1933, p. 8.

Shutter, Marion Daniel. "Eugene G. Hay." Progressive Men of Minnesota, Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Journal, 1897, p. 365.