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Orvis T. Henkle | Inducted between 1920 and 1936

Treasurer and director of the International Live Stock Exposition and chairman of the Horse Show Committee.

Circa1871-1956 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)



Impact & Accomplishments


Born in Sabina, Ohio, O. T. Henkle was treasurer and director of the International Live Stock Exposition and chairman of the Horse Show Committee.


He also served as treasurer, vice president, and general manager of Union Stock Yard and Transit Company.


Did You Know?




Hazlett's career as a lawyer covers nearly forty-five years. In 1872 he located at Springfield, Illinois, where he became a deputy in the office of the clerk of the supreme court. After a year he opened his private law office and practiced in that city steadily until 1885. In 1876 Mr. Hazlett was elected state's attorney of Sangamon County and was re-elected in 1880. He served a little more than the full term of four years after his second election, and left office early in 1885.

After this experience as a lawyer and public official in Illinois Mr. Hazlett came to El Dorado, Kansas, in April, 1885. He began the practice of law in partnership with C. L. Harris, the firm name being Hazlett & Harris, and also engaged in buying and selling real estate.


In 1898 Mr. Hazlett made his first purchase of pedigreed Herefords.


Photo courtesy Kansas State Historical Society.

1915 Ad for Hazford Place

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