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Carl Trumball Hayden (1877–1972) was first a representative and later a U.S. senator from Arizona. He was a native-born Arizonan who grew up in the state. He was active throughout his life in Arizona politics, starting in the Tempe Town Council before Arizona was a state, becoming the first member of Congress from the state, and finally becoming a senator.

Hayden was born in Hayden's Ferry (now Tempe), Arizona, on October 2, 1877, when Arizona was a territory. His early education occurred in Arizona, culminating in his graduation from the Normal School of Arizona (now Arizona State University) in 1896. After that, he attended Stanford University in California from 1896 through 1900. There, he met his future wife, Nan Downing. He then returned to Arizona and ...

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