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 Roland Hill Hartley

Roland Hill Hartley

Birth
Canterbury, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 21 Sep 1952 (aged 88)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot Block 52, Lot 1
Memorial ID 6407 · View Source
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Washington Governor. He moved with parents to Minnesota, in 1878 and later relocated to Page North Dakota, developed farm land and went on the graduate from the Minneapolis Academy, Minnesota. There he became active in Republican politics, was private secretary to Minnesota Governor David Clough and became an American Citizen in 1888. During Sioux uprising, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Minnesota National Guard and moved to Washington State, in 1902. Engaging in the timber business, he helped in the establishment of the Clark-Nickerson Saw mill, was Mayor of Everett, (1910-12) and served in the Washington State Legislature, (1915-17). During World War I, he served as a Captain in Company D, 3rd Infantry, Washington State National Guard. In 1925, he was elected as a Republican the 10th Governor of Washington, serving until 1933. During his governorship, the creation of centralized state highway department was made and new state timber laws were passed. After his term, he resumed his lumber and timber interests until his death at age 88.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 19 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6407
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roland Hill Hartley (26 Jun 1864–21 Sep 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6407, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .