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Tom Hayden
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    (December 11, 1939-October 23, 2016)
    Born in Detroit, Michigan
    Civil rights, anti-war and animal rights activist
    One of the founding members and eventual president (1962-63) of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)
    Defendent in the trial of The Chicago Seven for rioting outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968
    Member of the California State Assembly from the 44th district (1982-92)
    Member of the California Senate from the 23rd district (1992-2000)
    Former husband of Jane Fonda (1973-90)
    Father of actor Troy Garity
    Written over a dozen books, including 'Rebellion in Newark: Official Violence and Ghetto Response (1967),' 'Vietnam: The Struggle for Peace, 1972-73 (1973) ,' 'The American Future: New Visions Beyond Old Frontiers (1980),' 'The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit and Politics (1996),' 'Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence (2004),' 'Ending the War in Iraq (2007)' and 'The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama (2009)'
    He had a huge honker.
    He was thrice married - twice divorced.
    He went with then girlfriend Jane Fonda to Cambodia and Vietnam in 1972, visiting the Vietcong and watching his girl get pinned with the moniker 'Hanoi Jane.'
    He ran for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1997 and lost, and ran for L.A. City Council in 2001 and lost.
    He had his son Liam with third wife Barbara Williams when he was 60 years old.
    He caused controversy when his son married a black woman in 2007, stating it was 'another step in a long-term goal of mine: the peaceful, nonviolent disappearance of the white race.'
    He lived in Newark between 1964-68 and worked with poor inner-city residents, getting caught in the race riots of July 1967.
    On November 21, 1972, after over three years and several appeals, he and other Chicago Seven trial members were cleared of all charges.
    He was a long time environmentalist and advocated the benefits of solar energy long before it became a fashionable cause.
    During the 1970s, he worked and had a close relationship with California Governor Jerry Brown.
    He sponsored the Hayden Act, seeking to extend the period of time from 72 hours to 4-6 business days, any stray companion animal impounded in the L.A. area before being euthanized (law passed July 1st, 1999).
    He gave an impassioned speech at the 1999 Seattle WTO (World Trade Organization) protest.
    In the 2000s, he taught as an adjunct/assistant professor courses at Pitzer, Scripps and Occidental Colleges.

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