Hays, Arthur

(1881-1954)
   American lawyer. He served as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. He was the defence in a number of important cases including the Dayton, Ohio prosecution of Scopes for teaching evolution, and the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. After the Reichstag fire in 1933, he went to Germany to defend the communist who was accused as responsible for this act. After World War II he worked with the Allied Occupation authorities to establish democratic institutions in Germany. He published a number of books dealing with the struggle for civil rights as well as an autobiography.

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  • HAYS, ARTHUR GARFIELD — (1881–1954), U.S. lawyer and civil liberties advocate. Hays, who was born in Rochester, New York, practiced law in New York for 20 years. In 1925 he abandoned his private practice to become general counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hays, Arthur Garfield — (1881 1954)    Born in Rochester, New York, Arthur Hays graduated in law from Columbia University and became a successful corporate lawyer. He became counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union and was involved in the Scopes Trial (1925) and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Hays, Arthur Garfield — (1881–1954)    US lawyer. As general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, Hays became one of the most celebrated champions of constitutional rights in American history. Among the famous cases in which he appeared for the defence were… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Hays, Arthur Garfield — ▪ American lawyer born Dec. 12, 1881, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 14, 1954, New York City       American lawyer who defended, usually without charge, persons accused in many prominent civil liberties cases in the 1920s.       Educated at… …   Universalium

  • Arthur Garfield Hays — (1881 1954) was born in Rochester, New York, on December 12, 1881. His father and mother, both of German descent, belonged to prospering families in the clothing manufacturing industry. After graduating from Columbia College in 1902 and Columbia… …   Wikipedia

  • Hays — may mean:* Hays plc, British listed company. * Hay s Galleria, shopping mall and tourist attraction in London * Hays Code, set of motion picture industry guidelines;Places: * Hays, Kansas ** Hays Regional Airport * Hays, Montana * Hays, North… …   Wikipedia

  • Hays (surname) — Hays is the surname of:* Alexander Hays, a general in the Federal army during the American Civil War * Anna Mae Hays, first woman in the U.S. Army to be promoted to general * Arthur Garfield Hays, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union * …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur O. Sulzberger — Arthur Ochs „Punch“ Sulzberger, oft auch Arthur Sulzberger Jr. genannt (* 5. Februar 1926 in New York) ist ein US amerikanischer Geschäftsmann und Herausgeber der New York Times. Leben Arthur Ochs Sulzberger ist der Sohn von Arthur Hays… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger — Arthur Ochs Punch Sulzberger (b. February 5, 1926 New York City) to a prominent Jewish media and publishing family, is himself an American publisher and businessman. He succeeded his father, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and maternal grandfather as… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger — (September 12, 1891 December 11, 1968) was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. During that time, daily circulation rose from 465,000 to 713,000 and Sunday circulation from 745,000 to 1.4 million; the staff more than doubled,… …   Wikipedia

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