Hays, Samuel P.

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Hays, Samuel P. Gender: M
Samuel Pfrimmer Hays
born on 5 April 1921 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Corydon, Indiana, 38n13, 86w07
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°32' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°08 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°43'


American pioneering environmental, social and political historian who earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University. He authored multiple works including "The Response to Industrialism 1885-1914" in 1957, "Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency," "Beauty, Health, and Permanence: Environmental Politics in the United States, 1955-1985” and "A History of Environmental Politics since 1945". He established the Archives of Industrial Society at Pittsburgh University, where he served as a professor from 1960 until 1990.

Hays served as president of the Urban History Association in 1992. In 1997 he came the first recipient of the American Society for Environmental History Distinguished Scholar award. In 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Organization of American Historians. Hayes was an environmental activist. He owned a 311 acre tract of land in Harrison County, Indiana near Corydon and he donated the land to the county as a nature preserve. The county operates it as the Hayswood Nature Reserve.

He died on 22 November 2017, aged 96.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Donated his land)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Pioneering environmentalist)