Janet Gray Hayes
- Category : 1926-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (2,31,33,45)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
American Democrat politician who served as the 60th mayor of San Jose, California, elected to two consecutive, four-year terms from 1975 to 1983. She was both the first woman to be elected mayor of San Jose, and the first woman elected mayor of a major U.S. city with a population of more than 500,000 people.
Hayes went to University of Chicago and then received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University. In 1956, Hayes and her husband moved to San Jose, California where he practised medicine. Hayes was elected to the San Jose City Council in 1971. She died of a stroke on 26 April 2014, aged 87, in Saratoga, California.