Marcus Alonzo HANNA
Senate Years of Service:1897-1904
HANNA, Marcus Alonzo, (father of Ruth Hanna McCormick), a Senator from Ohio; born in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio, September 24, 1837; moved with his parents to Cleveland in 1852; attended the common schools of that city and Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio; engaged in the wholesale grocery business and later in the iron and coal business, the lake carrying trade, and railroads; chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1896; appointed in 1897 and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Sherman; reelected in January 1898 and also was elected for the succeeding full term and served from March 5, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 1904; chairman, Committee on Relations with Canada (Fifty-fifth through Fifty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Fifty-seventh Congress), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Fifty-eighth Congress); funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
BibliographyAmerican National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Beer, Thomas. Hanna. New York: Octagon Books, 1973; Croly, Herbert. Marcus Hanna: His Life and Works. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1965.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present