Ozra Amander Hadley
Early years and political rise
Hadley attended the public schools of his home and then the Fredonia Academy. In 1855 he moved to Minnesota, where he worked as a farmer and county auditor. In 1865, he moved to Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, where he opened a shop. Since 1869, he was politically active as a member of the Republican Party. From 1869 to 1871 he was a member of the Senate from Arkansas and even the President. In this capacity he had to take over the office of governor as acting after the resignation of Governor Powell Clayton, after which the actual lieutenant governor had resigned earlier.
Governor of Arkansas
Hadley was a supporter of Governor Clayton and continued its policy. In contrast to the days of his predecessor was his term, which ended on January 6, 1873, more peaceful. The power in the state had eased somewhat. In the political struggles of those years, Hadley sided with the Radical Republicans.