George's Top Matches
About George Hoadley, Sr.
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 in 1819 to Mary 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.