George Hoadly

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George Hoadly
George Hoadly at statehouse.jpg
1884 portrait by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews
36th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1884 – January 11, 1886
Lieutenant John G. Warwick
Preceded by Charles Foster
Succeeded by Joseph B. Foraker
Personal details
Born (1826-07-31)July 31, 1826
New Haven, Connecticut
Died August 28, 1902(1902-08-28) (aged 76)
Watkins Glen, New York
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party
Spouse(s) Mary Burnet Perry
Children three
Alma mater

George Hoadly (July 31, 1826 - August 26, 1902) was a Democratic politician. He served as the 36th Governor of Ohio.

Hoadly was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 31, 1826.[1] As the son of George Hoadley and Mary Ann Woolsey Hoadley, his birth name was George Hoadley, but he later dropped the "e" from his surname.[2]

Hoadly served as Governor from 1884 to 1886. During his term in office, the Cincinnati Riots of 1884 broke out over a case in which a jury gave a verdict of manslaughter rather than murder in a case that many suspected was rigged. Hoadly was slow to react as the violence escalated, and 45 people died during three days of rioting before troops reestablished calm.[3]

Hoadly was a descendant of George (Joris) Woolsey, one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam, and Thomas Cornell (settler)[4]


  1. ^ "George Hoadly". Ohio History Central. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ George Hoadley, The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, accessed August 3, 2010
  3. ^ "Cincinnati Courthouse Riot". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  4. ^ Trowbridge, Francis Bacon The Hoadley Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of William Hoadley of Branford, Connecticut, Together with Some Account of Other Families of the Name 1894 Retrieved November 10, 2013


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Wikisource-logo.svg "Hoadley, George". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.  [sic]