John A. Hanna

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John Andre Hanna (1762 – July 23, 1805) was a United States representative from Pennsylvania.

John A. Hanna
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – July 23, 1805
Preceded bySee below
Succeeded bySee below
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1803
Preceded bySamuel Maclay
Succeeded byJohn Stewart
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.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican


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.

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, until his death in Harrisburg in 1805; interment was in Mount Kalmia Cemetery.

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

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  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.

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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