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Figure GOV. HERBERT S. HADLEY Redpath-Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR, RAPIDS. COLUMBUS. KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath-White, 100 BOYLSTON ST. K.M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG. PA. H ERBERT S. HADLEY, the Governor of Missouri, was born on the 20th day of February, 1872, at Olathe, Kansas, a small town near Kansas City. He comes of an ancestry that represents both the North and the South, his father having been born in North Carolina, while his mother was the daughter of Isaac Beach, a Presbyterian minister from Connecticut. His paternal grandfather, Jeremiah Hadley, came west in the early '50's as a Quaker missionary among the Indians. Governor Hadley's father, John Milton Hadley, enlisted at the beginning of the Civil War in the Federal Army and rose from a private to the rank of Major at the close of his four years of service. As Governor Hadley's mother died when he was three years of age, his training and education was the work of his father. After completing the collegiate course in the University of Kansas, he entered the Northwestern University Law School at Chicago, and graduated with the first honors of his class in 1894. With one hundred dollars prize money that he won in a competitive examination, he started for Kansas City, which had always been to him the big city of his boyhood days, and there began the practice of the law. After less than four years of general practice, he was appointed to the position of First Assistant City Counselor, and his conduct of the trial of the civil litigation of that municipality for the next three years won him a standing in his profession and in politics. He was nominated for the office of Prosecuting Attorney by the Republicans of Jackson County in 1900 and was elected. During his two years in this office, he had the distinction of having had more convictions and fewer acquittals than any of his predecessors; but six men going free in something over 225 felony prosecutions. In addition to the ordinary run of criminal cases, he successfully conducted an investigation of jury-bribing in the civil courts, convicted a number of agents of large corporate interests and caused some public officials to find it necessary to jump their bonds and permanently leave the state. He also conducted vigorous prosecutions against public gambling, with the result that that occupation was at a low ebb of popularity during his term of office. He reluctantly consented to a renomination and shared defeat with the rest of his ticket, although he led his associates by over 2500 votes. He then resumed the practice of law, and in order to render himself immune from office-holding became the attorney of the street railway companies of Kansas City and a number of other large corporate interests. But even with this handicap, he was nominated by acclamation, against his vigorous protest, for Attorney General by the Republicans at the state convention in 1904, and, to his surprise, was elected by 13,000 majority. He took hold of the office as if he had wanted it, and during his four years as Attorney General managed to keep something going on. His successful fight with the Standard Oil Company, the railroads, over freight and passenger laws, the Harvester Trust, the Insurance and Lumber Trust, were but a few of the more important matters that his office handled. His participation in the fight on the race track gamblers of St. Louis, which resulted in the suppression of that form of amusement, secured a decision from the Supreme Court of the State and of the United States forfeiting the existence of the corporation that had been responsible for the violation of the state laws. While Prosecuting Attorney of Jackson County, Mr. Hadley was married on October 8, 1901, to Miss Agnes Lee of Kansas City Of their marriage have been born three children, John, Henrietta and Herbert. On account of the record that Mr. Hadley made in the office of Attorney General, he was during the spring of 1908 urged to become the candidate of the Republican party for the office of Governor. As his health had become impaired by reason of his arduous labors as Attorney General, he publicly expressed his intention and desire to retire from politics, and requested that some other candidate be nominated. As his party refused to accept his declination and urged him to accept the nomination, even though he made no campaign, he later consented to become a candidate. The nomination to the office of Governor was unanimously tendered to him and the improvement in his health enabled him to make an active campaign resulting in his election over his opponent and fellow-townsman, former Congressman William S. Cowherd, by 15,879 majority. Redpath-Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR, RAPIDS. COLUMBUS. KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath-White, 100 BOYLSTON ST. K.M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG. PA.
|Title||Gov. Herbert S. Hadley|
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|Personal Name Subject||Hadley, Herbert S.|
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