Biography of Alexander Hadden
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ALEXANDER HADDEN has been an honored member of the Cleveland bar since 1875, has given a specially effective administration as judge of the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County, an office of which he became the incumbent in 1905, and since 1894 he has been professor of criminal law in the law school of Western Reserve University, with a record of able service in the educational work of his chosen profession.

Judge Hadden was born in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), July 2, 1850, and is a son of Alexander and Mary Eliza (Welch) Hadden. He attended Shaw Academy in East Cleveland, and in 1873 he was graduated in Oberlin College, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then instituted preparation for his chosen profession, was in due course admitted to the Ohio bar, and in 1875 he established himself in the general practice of law in Cleveland. In 1881-82 he was associated in practice with Harvey D. Goulder; he was assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County in the period of 1882-85, and thereafter he continued in the successful practice of his profession until his election to the office of judge of the Probate Court of the county, as previously noted in this review. He has been aligned with the republican and progressive parties, he and his wife hold membership in the Unitarian Church, he is affiliated with the Phi Beta Kappa college fraternity, and is a member of the University Club of Cleveland. The marriage of Judge Hadden to Miss Frances Hawthorne, of Coshocton, Ohio was solemnized July 17, 1883.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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