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  Hoadly, George
NameGeorge Hoadly
Cincinnati, Ohio , United States
Born July 31, 1826
DiedAugust 26, 1902 (76 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 11, 2015 03:58am
InfoGEORGE HOADLY, the thirty-sixth governor of Ohio, was born in New Haven, Connecticut on 7/31/1826. His education was attained at Western Reserve College and at Harvard University, where he studied law for one year. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and worked for a prominent law office in Zanesville. After establishing a legal practice in Cincinnati with Salmon P. Chase's firm, Hoadly entered into a career as a public servant. He first served on the Cincinnati Superior Court bench, a position he won election to in 1851, 1859 and 1864. He served as the city solicitor of Cincinnati from 1855 to 1859 and served on the faculty of the Cincinnati Law School beginning in 1864.

Governor (D-OH) 1884-1886. His campaign for governor in 1883 was made easier when the Republican-dominated general assembly passed a law taxing liquor establishments and prohibiting Sunday liquor sales. Many Republicans crossed party lines in protest. During his tenure, Hoadly made use of the state militia in coal mine strikes in the Hocking Valley. Opponents of the decision criticized his reasoning, while supporters criticzed him for not acting fast enough. On another occasion, Hoadly was chastised for delaying activation of the militia to quell a Cincinnati mob that had burned down the courthouse. Later in his term, the Democratic Party was heavily criticized during a U.S. Senate election conducted by the Ohio general assembly in which Democratic candidate and winner Henry Payne was accused of buying votes using Standard Oil money. Although Hoadly was not himself implicated, he suffered the effects. Hoadley was defeated for re-election in 1885.

In 1887 he moved to New York, where he continued to stay active in his legal career. Governor George Hoadly passed away on 8/26/1902, and was buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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