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Henry D. Hatfield
He was born in Logan County, West Virginia on September 15, 1875. He graduated from Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio. He later obtained medical degrees from what is now known as the University of Louisville and then from New York University.
He was then appointed as as surgeon for the Norfolk and Western Railway, based in and also at State Hospital #1 in Welch, West Virginia. He then entered local politics and held various local offices until being elected to the state Senate in 1908. He was elected as governor in 1912. His term was marked by his strict support of the rights of industry relative to labor unions. Following his term (in that era, West Virginia governors could not serve more than one term) he entered the United States Army as a Major in the Medical Corps, serving at a military hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
|- style="text-align: center;" | width="30%" |Preceded by:
Matthew M. Neely | width="40%" style="text-align: center;" |Class 1 U.S. Senator from West Virginia
1929–1935 | width="30%" |Succeeded by:
Rush D. Holt, Sr.
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