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Carl Hayden

Data de nascimento: 2. Outubro 1877
Data de falecimento: 25. Janeiro 1972

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Carl Trumbull Hayden was an American politician and the first United States Senator to serve seven terms. Serving as Arizona's first Representative for eight terms before entering the Senate, Hayden set the record for longest-serving member of the United States Congress more than a decade before his retirement from politics. The longtime Dean of the United States Senate served as its president pro tempore and chairman of both its Rules and Administration and Appropriations committees. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Having earned a reputation as a reclamation expert early in his congressional career, Hayden consistently backed legislation dealing with public lands, mining, reclamation, and other projects affecting the Western United States. In addition, he played a key role in creating the funding formula for the federal highway system. President John F. Kennedy said of Hayden, "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."Known as the "Silent Senator", Hayden rarely spoke on the Senate floor. Instead his influence came from committee meetings and Senate cloakroom discussions where his comments were "given a respect comparable to canon law". A colleague said of him, "No man in Senate history has wielded more influence with less oratory," while The Los Angeles Times wrote that Hayden had "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."

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„Never give your enemies any more reason than they already have to go on hating you.“

—  Carl Hayden
Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp 149-150. .

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„No man in Senate history has wielded more influence with less oratory.“

—  Carl Hayden
Phillips, Cabell. "Cannon vs. Hayden: A Clash of Elderly Power Personalities in Congress", New York Times, June 25, 1962, pp. 17.

„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“

—  Carl Hayden
Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp 155. .

„I'd call Congress together, have the House elect a new speaker, and then I'd resign and let him become president“

—  Carl Hayden
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

„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 Hayden
"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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