Wadhams, William H. (William Henderson), 1873-1952

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William H. Wadhams was appointed by New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes In September 1909 as a Commissioner to examine and investigate the management and affairs of the office of William Leary, State Superintendent of Elections for the Metropolitan Election District. As a result of his investigation, Wadhams produced a lengthy report that offered many recommendations for ways to reform Leary's department.

From the guide to the William H. Wadhams report, circa 1910, (Brooklyn Historical Society)


From the description of Reminiscences of William Henderson Wadhams : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738701

New York State Superintendent of Elections.

From the description of Report, 1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451702

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referencedIn Papers, 1879-1926 (inclusive), 1916-1922 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf William H. Wadhams report, circa 1910 Center for Brooklyn History (2020-)
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn League to Enforce Peace (U.S.) additional records, 1917-1923. Houghton Library
referencedIn Learned Hand papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Wadhams, William H. Report, 1910. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Wadhams, William H. (William Henderson), 1873-1952. Reminiscences of William Henderson Wadhams : oral history, 1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Nathan Lewis Miller Papers, 1902-1958 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Miller, Nathan L., 1868-1953 person
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Birth 1873

Death 1952


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