Ozra Amander Hadley
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|Ozra Amander Hadley|
|10th Governor of Arkansas|
March 5, 1871 – January 6, 1873
|Preceded by||Powell Clayton|
|Succeeded by||Elisha Baxter|
|Arkansas State Senator from Pulaski County|
|Born||June 30, 1826
Cherry Creek, New York
|Died||July 18, 1915 (aged 89)
Mora County, New Mexico
|Profession||Farmer, merchant, politician, rancher|
Hadley moved to Minnesota in 1855, where he was a farmer. While in Minnesota, Hadley became active in local politics and was appointed county auditor.
After the American Civil War, Hadley relocated to Arkansas where he became a merchant.
In 1871, as part of a political compromise (see: Brooks-Baxter War), Hadley was appointed Acting Governor after the resignation of Powell Clayton, a controversial figure associated with the Brooks-Baxter War. Hadley served as acting governor from March 17, 1871 to January 6, 1873. During his term, he sided with the Radical Republicans and denied assistance to re-enfranchised whites.
After his gubernatorial term, Hadley served as registrar of the U.S. Land Office. He was appointed as postmaster at Little Rock, where he served from 1878 to 1882.
- "Arkansas Governor Ozra A. Hadley". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
|Governor of Arkansas