William Joseph Hynes

William Joseph Hynes ( born March 31, 1843 County Clare, Ireland, † April 2, 1915 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the fourth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1854 William Hynes came to the United States, where his family first settled in New York State. After a move he attended the public schools in Massachusetts and went through an apprenticeship in the printing trade. After studying law and its made ​​in 1870 admitted to the bar he began in Little Rock (Arkansas ) to work in his new profession.

Politically, he joined the Liberal Republicans, a spin-off of the Republican Party, at. In the congressional elections of 1872, he was elected as its candidate for the newly created fourth electoral district of the state Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. Since he has not been confirmed at the next elections, he was able to spend only one term in Congress between March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After the end of his time in Congress Hynes worked until 1910 as a lawyer again. Then he moved to Los Angeles, where he spent his twilight years and in April 1915 also died.