William Hale (Wyoming politician)

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William Hale

William Hale (November 18, 1837 - January 13, 1885) was an American politician from Iowa. Hale served as Governor of Wyoming Territory from 1882 until his death in 1885.

Early years[edit]

Hale was born in New London, a community in Henry County, Iowa. Hale attended public school. He was admitted to the bar association when he was twenty-one years old, and began to practice law.[1]

Political life[edit]

In 1868, Hale became a member of the Republican Party and was a presidential elector from Iowa in that year's election. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1863 to 1866.[2]

Several years later, on July 18, 1882, U.S. President Chester A. Arthur appointed Hale Governor of Wyoming Territory. Hale was sworn into office on August 3, 1882. He served as Governor until he died in Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 13, 1885.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hale
  2. ^ "William Hale (R)". Wyoming State Archives. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 

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