W.P.D. Haly Documents, 1903, 1906

Descriptive Summary

Title
W.P.D. Haly Documents, 1903, 1906
Creator
Haly, W.P.D., ca. 1874-1937
Extent
2 items
Subjects
Kentucky-- Adjutant-General's Office -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
Kentucky-- Board of Control for Charitable Institutions -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
Certificates
Kentucky-- Governor (1900-1907: Beckham)
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
W.P.D. Haly was born William Purcell Dennis Haly in Frankfort circa 1874, the son of Irish Catholic immigrants. He rose to political power and prominence and was associated with Governor Beckham. Beckham named Haly Adjutant General in 1903. Haly was also influential in national politics, connected particularly with the campaigns and administrations of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of his obituaries stated he took an active part in every Democratic campaign from 1896 to his death. In later years Haly was an associate of the Bingham family and their newspaper, the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL and worked with Louisville city government. His death in 1937 was attributed to pneumonia brought on by fatigue from his work as assistant provost marshal for the city's emergency relief organization responding to the Ohio River flood that year.
Scope and Content
This group contains two official certificates issued by Governor J.C.W. Beckham naming Haly as a member of the state Board of Control for Charitable Institutions, and as Adjutant General.
Arrangement: Chronological
Creator's Occupation: Kentucky Adjutant General, government official, politician
County: Franklin; Jefferson