Carl Hayden

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Carl Hayden

Carl Hayden (1877-10-021972-01-25) U.S. Representative from Arizona (1912-1927) and U.S. Senator from Arizona (1927-1969).

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  • Never give your enemies any more reason than they already have to go on hating you.
    • Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp 149-150. ISBN 0-8165-2203-0.
  • Because Arizona has two things people will drive thousands of miles to see — Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest. They can't get there without roads.
    • "Carl T. Hayden is Dead at 94; Arizonan in Congress 56 years", New York Times, January 26, 1972, pp. 40.
    • Said to Franklin D. Roosevelt when asked why Hayden was always interested in roads.

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  • I'd call Congress together, have the House elect a new speaker, and then I'd resign and let him become president
    • Hayden's reply when he was asked, what he would do if ever succeeded Presidency. Hayden was twice, as President pro tempore of the Senate, second in the Presidential line of succession (first time between death of House Speaker Sam Rayburn and election of new Speaker John W. McCormack, and later after President's Kennedy assassination, when Lyndon B. Johnson, new President, had no Vice President until next election. Normally president pro tem is the third in line
  • I'am a workhorse, not a showhorse

About[edit]

  • Every Federal program which has contributed to the development of the West—irrigation, power, reclamation—bears his mark, and the great Federal highway program which binds this country, together, which permits this State to be competitive east and west, north and south, this in large measure is his creation. — John F. Kennedy
  • No man in Senate history has wielded more influence with less oratory.
    • Phillips, Cabell. "Cannon vs. Hayden: A Clash of Elderly Power Personalities in Congress", New York Times, June 25, 1962, pp. 17.
  • He has assisted so many projects for so many senators that when old Carl wants something for his beloved Arizona, his fellow senators fall all over themselves giving him a hand. They'd probably vote landlocked Arizona a navy if he asked for it.
    • Cohen, Jerry. "Carl Hayden—Man of History and Few Words", Los Angeles Times, April 18, 1971, pp. A1.
  • This man knows the legislative process as few others have learned them. He knows that legislation is compromise, he knows that there must be give and take, and he knows how legislative work is accomplished. — Morris Udall
    • Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp 155. ISBN 0-8165-2203-0.
  • No other man has had the distinction of serving this long in Congress, and I venture to say it will be a long time before another does. — Strom Thurmond
    • Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp 155. ISBN 0-8165-2203-0.

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