T. Frank Hayes

T. Frank Hayes ( born July 6, 1883 in Waterbury, Connecticut, † March 26, 1965 ) was an American politician. Between 1935 and 1939 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Connecticut.


About the youth and education of Frank Hayes nothing is handed down. There are also about his career beyond politics in the sources not specified. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1927 and 1930 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut; 1930 to 1939 he was mayor of Waterbury. This office he held from 1935 at the same time with that of the Lieutenant-Governor. In the years 1932 and 1936, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, on each of which Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated as a presidential candidate.

1934 Hayes was elected at the side of Wilbur Lucius Cross for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. This post he held 1935-1939. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. In 1938, Hayes came into conflict with the law. Together with 26 other people, he was charged to the detriment of the city Waterbury for fraud and embezzlement and later sentenced to a prison term of 10 years. In 1949, he was released again. Frank Hayes died on March 26, 1965 of a heart attack at a hospital in Waterbury.