HARDY, DERMOT HENDERSON
HARDY, DERMOT HENDERSON (1857–1936). Dermot Henderson Hardy, politician, was born in Athens, Monroe County, Mississippi, on March 4, 1857, the son of M. C. Hardy. He accompanied his family to Henderson County, Texas, and later to Brazos County. He attended Somerville Institute in Noxubee County, Mississippi, and received his B. A. degree at the University of Georgia in 1884. He farmed and read law, was admitted to the bar, and began his practice at Belton, Texas. Hardy later moved to Waco, where he practiced with Sidney L. Samuels and became county Democratic chairman. He married Fannie F. Whitson at Waco on April 20, 1892, and they became the parents of two children. Hardy was secretary of state under Governor Joseph D. Sayers from 1899 until 1901. In 1901 he moved to Beaumont to practice law and engage in the oil business, and in 1908 he moved to Houston. With Ingham S. Roberts he published Historical Review of Southeast Texas (2 vols., 1910). Hardy served as the assistant United States attorney in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., for two years and returned to Dallas about 1926. He died there on August 24, 1936, and was buried in Waco.
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