William H. H. Hart

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For the African American attorney, see William Henry Harrison Hart.

William Henry Harrison Hart (January 25, 1848 – May 12, 1903) was the 16th California Attorney General. Prior to this position, he was a United States Secret Service agent and fought in the American Civil War.

Personal information[edit]

At the age of four, Hart claimed he was kidnapped by the Blackhawk Indians. At age 11, he was then orphaned. Hart struggled through a difficult and rough childhood which lead to his desire for danger and him joining the Secret Service at only age 14. Hart also reportedly fought in the Civil War.[1] Hart was a prominent figure in the California phase of the Mystery airship wave of 1896–97, claiming to represent the airship's inventor.


On November 4, 1890, Hart was elected as Attorney General and took office on January 5,1891.[1]


William H. H. Hart died at age 55 on May 12,1903.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "William H. H. Hart 16th Attorney General". State of California Department of Justice. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
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Preceded by
George A. Johnson
California Attorney General
Succeeded by
William F. Fitzgerald