George J. Hatfield

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George J. Hatfield (October 29, 1887 – November 15, 1953) served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California from 1925–33 and was the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of California from 1935 to 1939 serving under Governor Frank Merriam. In 1953 there was a state park area created located near Turlock named after him. There was also a bridge named the "George J. Hatfield Bridge" which was located along Route 165 at the San Joaquin River in Merced County.[1]


In 1917, Hatfield married Judith Barlow Hogan. Together they had three children: Janine Snyder, Mary Elizabeth Gracier, and Georgette Judith Kelley.[1]


Hatfield served in the United States Army in World War I and also in United States Navy.[1]



From 1922 to around 1950, Hatfield was a member of the Republican State Central Committee.[1]


From 1923-1927 he was an active member of the California Veterans Welfare Board.[1]


From 1925-1933 Hatfield was the U.S. Attorney for Northern California.[1]


Hatfield died on November 15, 1953.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Merriam
Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by
Ellis E. Patterson


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "George J. Hatfield". Join California. Retrieved 13 August 2012.