Hayes, Frederick O'Reilly, 1923-2002


Hayes, Frederick O'Reilly, 1923-2002


Bio: Frederick O'Reilly Hayes, also known as Frederick O'R. Hayes (b. October 4, 1923, Utica, New York-d. June 30, 2002, Utica, New York), economist. Hayes graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and earned two advanced degrees from Harvard University. He worked for the New York State government in finance jobs for three years before taking a position as an economist at the Bureau of the Budget, later known as the Office of Management and Budget. Hayes joined President Lyndon B. Johnson's task force on the War on Poverty in 1964 and helped develop the Community Action Program. After the Economic Opportunity Act passed, he joined the Office of Economic Opportunity. He took a position as budget director for New York City in the administration of New York City Mayor John Lindsay in 1966. Hayes left government in 1970 and worked as a public policy and management issues consultant.


LBJ Connection: Bureau of the Budget 1953-1963; member, 1964 Task Force on the War Against Poverty; Office of Economic Opportunity 1965-1966