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George E C Hayes: 1948 | by Washington Area Spark
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George E C Hayes: 1948

This is a damaged portrait of George E. C. Hayes taken in 1948.


Hayes was the lead attorney in several high profile cases including representing Annie Lee Moss at a McCarthy hearing in 1954. McCarthy’s questioning of Moss damaged his reputation and helped lead to his eventual downfall.


Hayes was also the lead attorney on the Bolling vs. Sharpe case that led to the desegregation of District of Columbia schools in 1954.


He was co-counsel for Marie Richardson during her loyalty oath trial.


For an article on Marie Richardson see


For more photos related to Marie Richardson, see the Washington Area Spark Flickr set “Marie Richardson Remembered.”


Read the story of of DC desegregation from the pickets to the courts:


Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, fees apply for commercial usage.

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Taken sometime in 1948