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Rep. John Andre Hanna, (DemRep-PA)

Birthplace: Flemington, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey
Death: July 23, 1805 (43)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend John Hanna and Mary Graham Hanna
Husband of Mary Hanna
Father of Mary Read Tod; Frances Harris McAllister; Caroline Elizabeth Brigg; Sarah Eaton Hanna Jacobs; Esther (dsp) Hanna and 3 others

Occupation: General, Lawyer, Politician, Major General
Managed by: Timothy Evans McAllister
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About Rep. John Andre Hanna, (DemRep-PA)

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

Born in Flemington, New Jersey, he received a classical education and graduated from Princeton College in 1782. 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.

He was the son of Rev. John Hanna and his wife Mary McCrea.  He received a good education under the direction 

of his father, and was partly educated at the College of New Jersey. It is probable that he came to Pennsylvania as a tutor, afterwards studying law with Stephen Chambers, of Lancaster, a noted lawyer of his day, and was admitted to the bar of that county in 1784.

Upon the formation of the county of Dauphin he located at Harrisburg, where his marriage to a daughter of the founder of the new town gave him a prestige and prominence he would perchance not otherwise have had. With this influence of family, and his great natural abilities, he soon became the leader at the bar.

Probably an active participant in the war of the Revolution, he had a decided taste for military affairs. He commanded one of the first companies raised in Harrisburg, and during the so-called Whiskey Insurrection of 1794 was in command of the Second brigade of the Pennsylvania forces. The same year he was elected to Congress, and up to the time of his death served in that illustrious body.

He died, somewhat suddenly, on the 18th of July, 1805, and his remains repose in the cemetery at Harrisburg. General Hanna was a man of rich promise, and was a leader of the anti-federal party, and the colleague of Gallatin, Smilie and other Pennsylvanians, then quite prominent in the political affairs of the Nation. He was a gentleman in manners and deportment and eminent in his life work. []

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Princeton College, in 1882, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1783 and proceeded to practice law in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State convention to ratify the Federal Constitution in 1787, secretary of the anti-Federal conference in 1788 and a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, in 1791. During the Whisky Insurrection in 1791, he was appointed Brigadier General in command of Dauphin County Brigade and was later appointed Major General of the 3rd Division of the Pennsylvania Militia. In 1797, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until his death at age 43.

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Rep. John Andre Hanna, (DemRep-PA)'s Timeline

Flemington, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey
April 30, 1788
Age 26
Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 29
Age 33
June 20, 1798
Age 36
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
July 23, 1805
Age 43
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States