John Andre Hanna (1762 – July 23, 1805) was an American lawyer, slaveholder and politician who served four terms as a United States representative from Pennsylvania from 1797 to 1805.

John Andre Hanna
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1797 – July 23, 1805
Preceded bySamuel Maclay
Succeeded byRobert Whitehill
Constituency6th district (1797–1803)
4th district (1803–1805)
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born1762 (1762)
Flemington, Province of New Jersey, British America
DiedJuly 23, 1805(1805-07-23) (aged 42–43)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting placeMount Kalmia Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Archibald McAllister, John Hanna's grandson, was also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania.

Early life and career


Born in Flemington in the Province of New Jersey, he received a classical education and graduated from Princeton College in 1782. He was a slaveholder.[1]

He studied law, was admitted to the bar of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1783 and commenced practice in Lancaster. He moved to Harrisburg and was admitted to the Dauphin County bar in 1785. He was a delegate to the State convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and was secretary of the anti-Federal conference in 1788.

Political career


Hanna was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1791, and was elected lieutenant colonel of the Third Battalion of Dauphin County on December 29, 1792. He was appointed brigadier general of Dauphin County Brigade on April 19, 1793 and was in command during the Whisky Rebellion of that year. He was appointed major general of the Sixth Division of Dauphin and Berks Counties on April 23, 1800.



Hanna was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1797.



He died in Harrisburg in 1805.

His interment was in Mount Kalmia Cemetery.

See also



  1. ^ Weil, Julie Zauzmer; Blanco, Adrian; Dominguez, Leo (January 20, 2022). "More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation". Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

alongside: David Bard
Succeeded by