George Hanna (MP for East Antrim)

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George Boyle Hanna (17 December 1877 – 30 October 1938) was a Northern Irish barrister, unionist politician and county court judge.

Born in Ballymena, County Antrim and educated at Gracehill Academy, Ballymena Academy and Trinity College, Dublin, Hanna was first admitted as a solicitor in 1901, being called to the Bar in 1920, taking silk in 1933. He was a member of Antrim County Council from 1908-21.[citation needed]

From 1919 until 1922 he was the independent Unionist Member of the UK Parliament for East Antrim, narrowly beating an official Unionist candidate in a by-election, but standing down at the 1922 general election.

From 1921-37, he served as an official Unionist in the Parliament of Northern Ireland, first representing County Antrim (1921–29) and then Larne until his appointment as a county court judge for County Tyrone in 1937. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 1925–37. He only served as a judge for six months, dying soon after his appointment.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He and his wife, Sunnie, had two children – George and Mary.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies,; accessed 11 January 2017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Chaine Alexander McCalmont
Member of Parliament for East Antrim
Constituency abolished
Parliament of Northern Ireland
New constituency Member of Parliament for Antrim
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Larne
Succeeded by
Harold Claude Robinson
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Dick Megaw
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs
Succeeded by
John Clarke Davison