June 26, 1826
Ozro Hadley was born at Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County, New York. Hadley served as acting governor of Arkansas from 1871, when Powell Clayton resigned, until 1873. Hadley’s emergence as governor came after a complex series of maneuvers. Clayton wanted one of his supporters to succeed him. Lieutenant Governor James M. Johnson was induced to resign his office and take the recently vacated office of secretary of state. This left the gubernatorial succession to Hadley, then the president pro tempore of the state Senate. Hadley was sworn in on March 17, 1871, and served until January 6, 1873.