William Hanley, 1861-1935

Bill Hanley gave up on school when he was 10 years old, determined to be a cattle man like his father. By 17, he had left home for the opportunities in wide open Eastern Oregon, where he and his wife, Clara Cameron from Jacksonville, eventually owned the Bell A Ranch plus the 16,000 acre OO Ranch. Bill Hanley, known as "Sage of Harney Valley", ran unsuccessfully for Oregon Governor and for U.S. Senate, but he was more successful in promoting highways and railroads for Eastern Oregon. Bill's humor, wisdom and kindness continue to shine through in his autobiography, Feelin' Fine