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Henry Drury Hatfield, American ex-senator. Member County Court McDowell County, 1906-1912; member State Senate, 1908-1911 (president Senate 1911); member United States Senate, term 1929-1935.; Served as major Medical Corps, United States Army, May 1917-1919; American College of Surgeons fellow, Southern Medical Association; member McDowell County Medical Society.


Hatfield, Henry Drury was born on September 15, 1875 in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Son of Elias and Elizabeth (Chafin) Hatfield.

On March 27, 1894 he married Miss S. C. Bronson. They had a daughter, Hazel Hatfield (Mrs. Benjamin F. Fairless).


Bachelor of Arts, Franklin College, 1890. Doctor of Medicine, University Louisville, 1894, New York University, 1904. 5 post-graduate New York Polyclinic Medical school and Hospital, also post-graduate New York Post-Graduate school and Hospital and Cornell Univercity Medical College.

Doctor of Laws, Bethany College, West Virginia, 1915, also Franklin College, U. West Virginia.


Practiced at Eckman, W.Va.;

commr. health Mingo County, 1895-1900;

surgeon Norfolk & Western Ry., 1895, 1913, and cons. surgeon same, 1917-29;

surgeon in chief W.Va. State Hosp. No. 1, Welch, W.Va., 1899-1913;

vis. surgeon Huntington (W.Va.) Meml. Hosp. Mem. County Ct. McDowell County, 1906-12;

mem. State Senate, 1908-11 (pres. Senate 1911);

gov. W.Va., 1913-17;

mem. U.S. Senate, term 1929-35.

Served as maj. M.C., U.S. Army, May 1917-19;

chief surg. service Base Hosp. No. 36; now lt. col. Res. Was sec. Rep. Central Com. McDowell County, W.Va., 8 yrs., chmn. Rep. Central Com. Cabell County 4 yrs. and mem. Rep. State Central Com., 1920-24;

del. to Rep. Nat Conv., 1916, 32.

Fellow A.C.S., So. Med. Assn.;

mem Am., W.Va. Cabell County med. socs., So. States Assn., Ry Surgeons, Assn. Mil. Surgeons U.S., Res. Officers’ Assn. U.S., Internat. Coll. Surgeons, Am. Legion, others;

hon. mem. McDowell County Med. Soc.


Member County Court McDowell County, 1906-1912. Member State Senate, 1908-1911 (president Senate 1911). Member United States Senate, term 1929-1935.

Served as major Medical Corps, United States Army, May 1917-1919. American College of Surgeons fellow, Southern Medical Association. Member McDowell County Medical Society.

  • Member of American Medical Association. American Coll, of Surgeons. American Railway Association. Elks; Masons; Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Spouse S. C. Bronson, March 27, 1894, Warfield, Kentucky.



Miss S. C. Bronson