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William Flavius Lester HADLEY

(1847-1901)

HADLEY, William Flavius Lester, a Representative from Illinois; born near Collinsville, Madison County, Ill., June 15, 1847; attended the common schools; was graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill., in June 1867, and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice at Edwardsville, Ill.; member of the State senate in 1886; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frederick Remann and served from December 2, 1895, to March 3, 1897; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896; engaged in banking; died in Riverside, Calif., April 25, 1901; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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