July 18, 1915
Former acting governor of Arkansas Ozro Hadley died in Los Angeles, California. Hadley’s emergence as governor had come 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.