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James Franklin HANLY

(1863-1920)

HANLY, James Franklin, a Representative from Indiana; born near St. Joseph, Champaign County, Ill., April 4, 1863; attended the common schools and the Eastern Illinois Normal School at Danville, Ill., 1879-1881; moved to Warren County, Ind., in 1879; taught in the public schools of the State 1881-1889; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Williamsport, Warren County, Ind.; member of the State senate in 1890 and 1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; moved to Lafayette, Ind., in 1896; Governor of Indiana 1905-1909; prohibition lecturer throughout the United States 1910-1920 and in France in 1919; organized and was editor of the Enquirer Publishing Co. and the Indianapolis Commercial in 1915; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis; unsuccessful candidate of the Prohibition Party for President of the United States in 1916; died as the result of an automobile accident near Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August 1, 1920; interment in Hillside Cemetery, near Williamsport, Ind.

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

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