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Lawyer , army officer

Harry Thompson Hays, American lawyer, army officer. Served in Mexican War.

Background

Hays, Harry Thompson was born on April 14, 1820 in Wilson County, Tennessee, United States. Son of Harmon and Elizabeth (Cage) Hays.

Education

Graduated from St. Mary’s College, Baltimore.

Career

Served in Mexican War. Formed successful legal practice with water closet Harmon, New Orleans, 1848. Delegate to Whig National Nominating Convention, 1852, Scott ticket presidential elector, 1852.

Commissioned colonel 7th Louisiana Regiment, Army Northern Virginia, 1861, brigadier general, 1862, major general, 1865. Sheriff Orleans Parish, 1866.

Membership

Served in Mexican War.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Cage, circa 1859.

father:
Harmon Hays

mother:
Elizabeth (Cage) Hays

spouse:
Elizabeth Cage