Hays, John

Hays, (John Coffee) “Jack”

(1817–83) soldier, public official; born in Little Cedar Lick, Tenn. As a captain in the Texas Rangers, he reputedly introduced Samuel Colt's revolving pistol—the six-shooter—to the frontier. He moved to California (1849) and served as the sheriff of San Francisco. He also had large real estate and banking interests in Oakland.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Ushers were Patrick Hays Bryant, brother of the bride, Daniel Aaron Hays, John David Hays, Joshua Hays, Noah Brian McRae, Thomas Paul Sims, and Joshua James Sutton.
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Featuring the work of nearly 50 artists including Olly and Suzy, Dan Hays, John Drysdale, Paula Rego and Carrie Reichardt, The Human Zoo exhibition uses contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and video to question the relationship between man and animal.