Washington Governor. After studying law in Missouri, he moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he practiced law and was an insurance agent. In 1912, he was elected Lieutenant Governor, serving until 1919. During World War I, he served chairman of the Selective Service Appeals Board for Southwest Washington. When Governor Ernest Lister was forced to retire due to ill health, Hart was elected as a Republican the 9th Governor of Washington, serving until 1925. While in office, he oversaw construction of the new Capitol complex, supported improved highway systems and a state highway patrol and was responsible for reorganizing the state's administrative structure. Not seeking reelection, he practiced law and served as the president of the State Good Roads Association, until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Ella James Hart