George Hartshorn Hodges

George Hartshorn Hodges

Birth
Orion, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Oct 1947 (aged 81)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 23303 · View Source
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Kansas Governor. Moving to Kansas, he became a successful businessman in lumber, hardware, loan industries and as owner of the Johnson County Democrat newspaper. Entering politics, he was a member of the Olathe City Council, Mayor of Olathe and was a member of the Kansas State Senate, (1905-13). In 1913, he was elected as a Democrat the 19th Governor of Kansas, serving until 1915. During his term, a corporation tax was sanctioned, a women's suffrage amendment to the state constitution was authorized, the board of administration was granted power to control all state agencies and women's roles were advanced in state government. Unsuccessful for reelection, he returned to this various business interests and served as a member of the State Board of Regents, (1925-27).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23303
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Hartshorn Hodges (6 Feb 1866–7 Oct 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23303, citing Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .