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judge , lawyer , politician , member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Eugene Gano Hay, American lawyer. member Minnesota legislature, 1889.


Hay, Eugene Gano was born on March 26, 1853 in Charlestown, Indiana, United States. Son of Andrew Jennings and Rebecca (Garrett) Hay.


Private school education. Admitted to bar, 1877.


He read law and worked in private practice in Madison, Indiana from 1877 to 1880. He was a prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County and Switzerland County, Indiana from 1881 to 1885. Hay worked in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1886 to 1889.

In 1894 he resumed his private practice in Minneapolis, which he continued until 1903. On September 21, 1903, President Roosevelt appointed Hay to the Board of General Appraisers via a recess appointment. On November 10, 1903, President Roosevelt nominated him to the seat vacated by George C. Tichenor.

Hay was confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1903, and received his commission the following day. He served on the court until his retirement on November 30, 1923, and was succeeded by Judge George M. Young. Hay died on February 21, 1933, in Summit, New Jersey.


He was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1889, and was United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota from 1890 to 1894.


Married Eleanora Farquhar, November 4, 1891.

Andrew Jennings Hay

Rebecca (Garrett) Hay

Eleanora Farquhar