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Robert HANNA

(1786-1858)
Senate Years of Service:
1831-1832
Party:
Anti-Jacksonian

HANNA, Robert, a Senator from Indiana; born near Fountainius, Laurens District, S.C., April 6, 1786; settled in Brookville, Ind., in 1802; sheriff of the common pleas court 1811-1820; member of the State constitutional convention in 1816; brigadier general of State militia; register of the land office 1820-1830; moved to Indianapolis in 1825; appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Noble and served from August 19, 1831, to January 3, 1832; member, State house of representatives 1832-1833, 1836-1839; contractor for national roads in 1835; member, State senate 1842-1846; killed by a train while walking upon the track in Indianapolis, Ind., November 16, 1858; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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