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Tom Hayden is a political activist and writer who served in the California State Assembly and State Senate. He is also the former husband of actress Jane Fonda.
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Tom Hayden was born on December 11, 1939, in Royal Oak, Michigan. A radical leader in the 1960s, Hayden helped build and lead several anti-war and civil rights organizations. Once married to actress Jane Fonda, Hayden ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1976. He was later elected to the California State Assembly (serving from 1982 to 1992) and the California Senate (serving from 1992 to 2000). Hayden has written several books,
including The American Future.
Radical activist, state legislator, and writer, born in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. One of the best-known student radical leaders of the 1960s, he was a co-founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) (1961), president of SDS (1962??3), co-founder of the Economic Research and Action Project (1964), and leader of the Newark Community Union Project (1964??7). Married to actress Jane Fonda, he ran for the US Senate in California (1976), was founder of the Indochina Peace Campaign, founder and chairman of the California Campaign for Economic Democracy (1977), and chairman of the California SolarCal Council (1978??82). He was elected to the California State Assembly (1982) and wrote several books, including The American Future (1980).
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