Monroe Leland Hayward, lawyer, United States senator. Member Constl.
Hayward, Monroe Leland was born on December 22, 1840 in Willsboro, New York, United States.
He graduated from Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, New York, in 1865. Hayward then studied law in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
He served during the Civil War in the Twenty-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and in the Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry. He became judge of the district court of Nebraska in 1886. Hayward was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate March 8, 1899, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1899.
This delay was caused by the failure of the Nebraska Legislature to elect a Senator by the start of the term. He died before qualifying for the seat. He died in Nebraska City, Nebraska on December 5, 1899, and was interred in Wyuka Cemetery.
He was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1873.
Married Jennie Pelton, Gold Spring, New York, June 14, 1870.