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 Henry Drury Hatfield

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Birth
Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Death
23 Oct 1962 (aged 87)
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Plot
Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance Mausoleum Interior, North Side.
Memorial ID
7609881 View Source

West Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator. He attended Franklin College Ohio, graduated in medicine from the University of Louisville Kentucky, in 1895 and was commissioner of health of Mingo County, West Virginia, (1895-1900). He also was surgeon for the Norfolk and Western Railway, (1895-1913) and surgeon in chief of West Virginia State Hospital, (1899-1913). Entering politics, he was commissioner of district roads of McDonwell County, (1900-05), a member of the McDowell County Court, (1906-12) and a member of the West Virginia State Senate, (1908-12). Hatfield was a lifelong Republican. In 1912, he won election as governor of West Virginia; he served from 1913 until 1917. After leaving office, he served in World War I as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, (1917-19) and after the war, was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps. In 1928, he was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of medicine until his death.

West Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator. He attended Franklin College Ohio, graduated in medicine from the University of Louisville Kentucky, in 1895 and was commissioner of health of Mingo County, West Virginia, (1895-1900). He also was surgeon for the Norfolk and Western Railway, (1895-1913) and surgeon in chief of West Virginia State Hospital, (1899-1913). Entering politics, he was commissioner of district roads of McDonwell County, (1900-05), a member of the McDowell County Court, (1906-12) and a member of the West Virginia State Senate, (1908-12). Hatfield was a lifelong Republican. In 1912, he won election as governor of West Virginia; he served from 1913 until 1917. After leaving office, he served in World War I as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, (1917-19) and after the war, was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps. In 1928, he was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of medicine until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 23 Jun 2003
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