Charles Melville Hays, railway president (b at Rock I, Ill 16 May 1856; d in the N Atlantic 15 Apr 1912). At 17 Hays entered the passenger department of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway at St Louis, Missouri. His railway career advanced rapidly, and in 1889 he became general manager of the Wabash, St Louis and Pacific Railroad. He came to Canada in 1896 as general manager of the Grand Trunk Railway, becoming president in 1909. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, of which he became president in 1905, was largely his creation. Under his directorship the GTR suffered intense labour strife, and one of Wilfrid Laurier's ministers described Hays as heartless, cruel and tyrannical. He went down in the Titanic.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Holmgren, Eric J.. "Charles Melville Hays". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 28 October 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-melville-hays. Accessed 21 October 2018.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Holmgren, E., Charles Melville Hays (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-melville-hays
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Holmgren, Eric J., "Charles Melville Hays". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 21, 2008; last modified October 28, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-melville-hays
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Eric J. Holmgren, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Charles Melville Hays", last modified October 28, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-melville-hays
Charles Melville Hays
|Article by||Eric J. Holmgren|
|Date Published||February 21, 2008|
|Last Edited||October 28, 2014|
Charles Melville Hays, railway president (b at Rock I, Ill 16 May 1856; d in the N Atlantic 15 Apr 1912).