Colonel William A. Phillips

Edward Daniel Hayden (December 27, 1833 – November 15, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hayden attended the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1854. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Woburn, Massachusetts. He entered the United States Navy as assistant paymaster in 1861, and served in the Mississippi Squadron under Admiral Porter in the Vicksburg and Red River campaigns. He returned to Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1866 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as president of the First National Bank 1874–1900. He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1880 to 1882. Hayden was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. He served for more than thirty years on the directorate of the Boston & Albany Railroad, and at the time of his death was vice president. He served as a selectman and later as an alderman. He served as a director of the Shawmut National Bank of Boston. He died in Woburn, Massachusetts, November 15, 1908. He was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leopold Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Nathaniel P. Banks
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 13th Middlesex District
Succeeded by

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