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Henry D. Hatfield

Politician from United States of America

Henry D. Hatfield Henry Drury Hatfield (September 15, 1875 – October 23, 1962) was a Republican politician from Logan County, West Virginia. He served a term as the 14th Governor of the state, in addition to one term in the United States Senate. Hatfield was nephew to Devil Anse Hatfield, leader of the Hatfield clan. Hatfield was born in Logan County (present-day Mingo County, West Virginia) on September 15, 1875. He graduated from Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio. He later obtained medical degrees from what is now known as the University of Louisville and later from New York University. In 1895, he married South Carolina "Carrie" Bronson. He was appointed as surgeon for the Norfolk and Western Railway (1895–1913) and surgeon in chief of State Hospital #1 in Welch, West Virginia (1899–1913). He entered local politics first as commissioner of district roads of McDowell County (1900–1905), eventually becoming member of the State senate (1908–1912), and serving as president of the senate in 1911. He was elected as Governor of West Virginia in 1912. His term was marked by his staunch support of labor unions and worker's rights. At the time, West Virginia governors could not serve more than one term  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Henry Hatfield
Date of birth
1875-09-15
Place of birth
Mingo County
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
South Carolina \"Carrie\" Bronson Hatfield
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party

Education

Institution From To
University of Louisville
New York University

Death

Date of death
1962-10-23
Place of death
Huntington

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