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retail fashion executive

Louise Stovall Hays, American retail fashion executive. Named Volunteer of Year, Brooks Museum League, 1987, Memphis Brooks Museum, 1989. Board directors American Heart Association, 1960s, Memphis Arts Council, 1964, Brooks Museum Art, Memphis, 1989; chairman Memphis Heart Gala, 1978.

Background

Hays, Louise Stovall was born on August 30, 1916 in Crenshaw, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Ernest Sydney and Anne Mary (Ray) Stovall.

Education

Graduate, Memphis School of Commrce. Student, University Memphis.

Career

Secretary Goldsmith's, Memphis, 1938, executive secretary, 1939, fashion coordinator, 1941-1947, fashion director, 1947-1950, director fashion promotions and special events, 1950-1974. Consultant Mademoiselle magazine, 1964.

Membership

Board directors American Heart Association, 1960s, Memphis Arts Council, 1964, Brooks Museum Art, Memphis, 1989. Chairman Memphis Heart Gala, 1978.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art, poetry writing, travel.

Connections

Married James Marion Klaer, June 30, 1938 (deceased January 1962). Married Samuel Jackson Hays, April 29, 1965 (deceased March 14, 2001). Stepchildren: Elizabeth Razee, Samuel Jackson III, Carruthers Donelson.

father:
Ernest Sydney Stovall

mother:
Anne Mary (Ray) Stovall

spouse:
James Marion Klaer

spouse:
Samuel Jackson Hays

child:
Elizabeth Razee Hays

child:
Samuel Jackson III Hays

child:
Carruthers Donelson Hays