George Hoadley (Ohio politician)

George Hoadley
8th Mayor of Cleveland
In office
Preceded by Samuel Starkweather
Succeeded by Josiah A. Harris
Personal details
Born (1781-12-15)December 15, 1781
Died February 20, 1857(1857-02-20) (aged 75)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting place Erie Street Cemetery
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Mary Woolsey
Children George, three others
Alma mater Yale University

George Hoadley (December 15, 1781 – February 20, 1857) was the mayor of Cleveland in 1846.

Hoadley was born in Connecticut to Timothy and Rebecca (Taintor) Hoadley. Hoadley graduated from Yale University in 1801, where he studied law. He served a term as mayor of New Haven, Connecticut before he moved to Cleveland in 1830 and established his own law practice. Hoadley served as Justice of the Peace from 1832 to 1846 and was elected mayor for a two-year term in 1846. The first high school for boys in Cleveland was opened in 1846 after Hoadley and his predecessor, Samuel Starkweather, worked to establish the first high school in Cleveland.

Hoadley was married 8 November 1819 in New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut to Mary Ann Woolsey and had four children: Mary Ann, Elisabeth Dwight, George, who became governor of Ohio in 1883, and Laura. Hoadley died in Cleveland and is buried in the Erie Street Cemetery. His wife, and daughter Laura, are buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio. His wife died 2 May 1871 in Cleveland and Laura died 21 June 1853 at the age of 18.


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