Ozra Amander Hadley

Politician from United States of America

Ozra Amander Hadley (June 30, 1826 - July 18, 1915) was an American politician and acting governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Hadley was born in Cherry Creek, New York, and was educated in the public schools. He attended Fredonia Academy, now State University of New York, at Fredonia. 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. Hadley was elected by the Reconstruction state legislature as a Republican to serve in the Arkansas Senate from 1869 to 1871; he was elected president of the Senate in 1871. 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  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Cherry Creek
United States of America

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party


Date of death
Place of death
Mora County

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