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Will H. Hays

  • Birth 5 Nov 1879 Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1954 Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 1715

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Served as United States Postmaster General from 1921 to 1922. He was an Indiana lawyer who was elected Republican National Chairman at age 38 in 1918. A few years later, he became "Movie Czar" of Hollywood as head of its self-censorship system. He is credited with establishing standards of good taste in the film industry which pulled Hollywood out of the scandals of the 1920's.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1715
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Will H. Hays (5 Nov 1879–7 Mar 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1715, citing Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .