Hay, Marion E., 1865-1933

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Dates:
Birth 1865-12-09
Death 1933-11-21

Biographical notes:

Marion Hay came to Davenport, Wash. in 1888 and established a mercantile business. In 1889 he moved to Wilbur, Wash. and opened the M.E. & E.T. Hay Department Store. Hay was mayor of Wilbur and chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee, 1898-1902. In 1908 he was elected lieutenant governor of Washington, and after Governor Cosgrove's resignation because of ill health, Hay became governor in 1909. During his administration the Workman's Compensation Law and women's suffrage were enacted. He was an advocate of governmental reform according to business models and instituted a Bureau of Inspection of Public Offices, later called the Efficiency Department. Hay served one term, after which he devoted himself to his mercantile enterprise and real estate investment.

From the description of Papers, 1909-1916. (Eastern Washington State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 43027298

Marion Hay (1965-1933) came to Davenport, WA in 1888 and established a mercantile business. In 1899 he moved to Wilbur, WA and opened the M.E. & E.T. Hay Department Store. Hay was mayor of Wilbur and chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee, 1898-1902. In 1908 he was elected lieutenant governor of Washington, and after Governor Cosgrove’s resignation because of ill health, Hay became governor in 1909. During his administration the Workman’s Compensation law and women’s suffrage were enacted. He was an advocate of governmental reform according to business models and instituted a Bureau of Inspection of Public Offices, later called the Efficiency Department. Hay served one term, after which he devoted himself to his mercantile enterprise and real estate investment.

From the guide to the Marion E. Hay Papers, 1905-1928, 1909-1916, (Eastern Washington State Historical Society/Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Joel E. Ferris Research Library and Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Real estate business--Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)
  • Retail Trade
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Civic Activism
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Governors--United States
  • Women--Suffrage--Washington (State)
  • Workers' compensation--Washington (State)
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Business
  • Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)
  • Land companies--Washington (State)
  • Spokane--Businesses
  • Land companies
  • Political Campaigns
  • Politics and government
  • Governor
  • Workers' compensation
  • Governors--Washington (State)

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  • Washington Cities and Towns (as recorded)
  • Washington (State) (as recorded)