ORVILLE E. HADDEN - In the public and business life of Johnson City, New York, there is no one better known
than Orville E. Hadden, chief of police of that town, and for the past eight years Chief Hadden has discharged
his duties in a most competent manner.
Mr. Haddon was born June 7, 1878, in Candor, New York, son of Steven and Ellen Hadden. His parents tilled the soil
and were among the upright citizens of Candor. There Mr. Hadden attended the public schools, and during his vacations
assisted his farther in the farm work. During his youth and early manhood, he worked at various occupations, and
was always keenly interested in civic welfare matters. This trait undoubtedly led to his connection with the police
department of Johnson City. He served on the police force at Owego, Tioga county, New York, for three years, and
then came to Johnson City, and, after eighteen months, became chief of police here on May 1, 1914. In all arrests
Mr. Hadden has made, he has always made friends of the prisoners. Children also are his friends, among whom he
is very popular. Mr. Hadden's qualifications make him particularly eligible for this position, and he is generally
recognized as a man of integrity and a useful citizen worthy of the esteem in which he is held. He is a member
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and in early life was a member of the Methodist church.
In 1901 Chief Hadden married, in Tioga county, New York, Nellie Drake, daughter of Jedidiah and Emma Drake, and
they are the parents of a son, Howard J.
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Broome County, NY
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