HAY, LOGAN, attorney-at-law and State Senator form the Springfield District, was born in the city of Springfield, February 17, 1871, the son of Milton and Mary (Logan) Hay, the latter a daughter of the late Stephen Trigg Logan, one of Illinois' most noted members of the bar. Mr. Hay received his primary education in the public schools of his native city, later entering Yale University from which he was graduated with the degree of A.B. in the class of 1893. He then entered the Harvard Law School, graduating therefrom in 1897, the same year was admitted to the Sangamon County Bar as a member of the firm of Brown, Wheeler, Brown & Hay, of which he and his brother-in-law, Stuart Brown, are the surviving members, the late C. C. Brown and S. P. Wheeler, the senior members of the firm, having passed away.
Enjoying the superior opportunities and inheriting rare abilities from his father and his maternal grandfather, Mr. Hay has established for himself a high reputation in his profession and won the confidence of his fellow citizens, as shown by his promotion to positions of public trust without the asking. The first public position to which he was called was that of Alderman of his ward, for which he was chosen in 1903. In 1906 he was elected State Senator for the Springfield District, a position which he still holds by virtue of his re-election in 1910. Like his father, of quiet, unobtrusive manner, Mr. Hay depends upon what he actually accomplishes for his constituents, rather than upon self-advertising, for the confidence which he enjoys.
Mr. Hay was married to Miss Lucy L. Bowen, and he and his wife, have two children: Mary Douglass and Alice Houghton. In his business relations he is serving as Director of the Illinois National Bank.