James Franklin Hanly

J. Frank Hanly was born near St. Joseph, Illinois on 4 April 1863; he was killed near Dennison, Ohio on 1 August 1920, when the car he was driving was struck by a train.
     Hanly is noted for organizing the “Flying Squadron” of Prohibition campaigners which was active during the 1916 presidential campaign.  He lectured extensively on the evils of drink before and after that campaign.
     He attended Eastern Illinois University and taught school for 8 years before entering law school.  Moving to Indiana in 1889, he was elected to the Indiana Senate, to Congress, and to the governorship of Indiana.  Later, he founded a newspaper, the Indianapolis Commercial, and was its editor.

-- Gammon, 2007, pp.83-84

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