Jay Orley Hayes

Picture from the San Jose Historical Museum Archives

Jay Orley Hayes was the son of Anson Hayes and Mary Folsom Hayes Chynoweth. He was a prominent lawyer in San Jose. He and his brother, Everis Anson Hayes started Sunweet Fruits and they owned the San Jose Mercury News. The Hayes Brothers were Republicans. Jay Orley ran, unsuccessfuly for governor of California.

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