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 George Hoadley

George Hoadley

Original Name Hoadley
Birth
Northford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 20 Feb 1857 (aged 75)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 1 Lot 510 Grave 2
Memorial ID 5858588 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Joyce
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5858588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Hoadley (15 Dec 1781–20 Feb 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5858588, citing Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .