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John Andre HANNA

(1762-1805)

HANNA, John Andre, (grandfather of Archibald McAllister), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., in 1762; received a classical education; was graduated from Princeton College in 1782; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Lancaster County in 1783 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pa.; moved to Harrisburg, and was admitted to the Dauphin County bar in 1785; delegate to the State convention to ratify the Federal Constitution in 1787; secretary of the anti-Federal conference in 1788; member of the State house of representatives in 1791; was elected lieutenant colonel of the Third Battalion of Dauphin County December 29, 1792; appointed brigadier general of Dauphin County Brigade April 19, 1793, and was in command during the Whisky Insurrection of that year; appointed major general of the Sixth Division of Dauphin and Berks Counties April 23, 1800; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1797, until his death in Harrisburg, Pa., July 23, 1805; interment in Mount Kalmia Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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