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George Hoadley
Original name: George Hoadley
Birth: Dec. 15, 1781
Death: Feb. 20, 1857

Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Hoadley came to Cleveland in 1830, establishing a law practice. Highly regarded for his erudition, he was often consulted on law matters. From 1832-46 he served as justice of the peace, and in 1846 was elected mayor for a 2-year term. As justice of the peace, Hoadley purportedly decided over 20,000 legal cases during his 14-year tenure with a reputation for being firm but fair; few of his decisions were reversed. He administered the oath of office to the first city council in 1836. As mayor of Cleveland, Hoadley was largely responsible for the establishment of the city's first high school for qualified common school students. As a result of his efforts, the first high school for boys was opened in 1846; a department for girls was added the following year. His son, Geo. Hoadly (who dropped the e from the family name), was elected governor of Ohio in 1883.Originally buried in Erie Street Cemetery. (bio by: Joyce) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Woolsey Hoadley (____ - 1871)
 
 Children:
  Laura J. Hoadley (____ - 1853)*
 
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Cause of death: Pleurisy
 
Burial:
Highland Park Cemetery
Highland Hills
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 1 Lot 510 Grave 2
 
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Originally Created by: Joyce
Record added: Oct 19, 2001
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