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Charles Henry Hardin

22nd Governor of Missouri
In office
January 12, 1875 – January 8, 1877
Preceded by Silas Woodson
Succeeded by John Smith Phelps

Born July 15, 1820(1820-07-15)
Trimble County, Kentucky
Died July 29, 1892 (aged 72)
Mexico, Missouri
Political party Democratic

Charles Henry Hardin (July 15, 1820 – July 29, 1892) was one of the eight founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Born in 1820 in Trimble County, Kentucky, he graduated from Miami University in 1840 and received his LL.D. from William Jewell College in 1890. He later became the Governor of Missouri between 1875 and 1877 and had previously served in the Missouri House and Senate. He was a Democrat.

Hardin was a founder and board chair of Hardin Female College. He died in 1892 in Mexico, Missouri. He was initially buried in a private graveyard in Audrain County, Missouri, but was later re-buried at the Jewell Cemetery at Columbia, Missouri.

Other founders of Beta Theta Pi:

External links


  • Brown, James T., ed., Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi, New York: 1917.
Political offices
Preceded by
Silas Woodson
Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
John Smith Phelps


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