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Title: Honorable J. Frank Hanly
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Previous to the year 1890, J. Frank Hanly for several years had been teaching school in Illinois and Warren Cunty, and digging ditches, and he was a success in both occupations. In 1890 he was admitted to the bar of Warren County, He was a first class orator, a Republican politican, and a good lawyer. He was nominated and elected to fill out the unexpired term of Honorable George Cronk, as State Senator. He and Ele Stansbuty were law partners in Williamsport for four and one-half years. Mr. Hanly was then elected to Congress, where he served one term; afterward he was a candidate against Honorable Albery J. Beverage of Indianapolis, Judge Taylor of Crawfordsville, for the nomonation in the United States Senatorship, but was defeated. He came within two votes of being nomonated in that caucus. In 1904, Mr. Hanly was elected Governor of Indiana, and served a four-year term. In 1912, he was the Prohibition candidate for President of the United States. His parents were very poor, but Frank was a worker and never ceased. He is entitled the the highest plaudits of the people of this country and state, and the nation.

Date: 8/24/1927
Origin: Warren County Centennial
Author: Ele Stansbury
Record ID: 00003229
Type: Photograph
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/21/2013
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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