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Hugh Henry Hanna

Hugh Henry Hanna, American publicist. awarded gold medal in recognition of his leadership for gold standard legislation. Served as vice-moderator Presbyterian General Assembly and president; member General Education Board, Southern Education Board, Hampton Institute (Virginia) and Tuskegee Institute (Alabama).

Background

  • Hanna, Hugh Henry was born on September 19, 1848 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph S. and Hetty Ann Hanna.

  • Education

    • Liberal education United States and Germany. (honorary Master of Arts, Harvard, 1900. Doctor of Laws, Wabash College, 1900).

    Career

    • Of Thomas H. and Elizabeth C. Sharpe, of Indianapolis, October 22, 1873. Began business in his father’s bank at Lafayette. Removed to Indianapolis, 1880.

      President Atlas Engine Works, 1880-1912. Became head of monetary movement that resulted in gold standard legislation. Devoted 3 years to the work, beginning with call issued by Board of Trade, Indianapolis, November 1896, for a monetary conference.

      Organized the Monetary Commission which developed plan of currency reform, part of which was included in legislation enacted by Congress, 1900. Honorary member New York Chamber of Commerce. Awarded gold medal in recognition of his leadership for gold standard legislation.

      Was appointed chairman of Commision on International Exchange, 1903.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served as vice-moderator Presbyterian General Assembly and president. Member General Education Board, Southern Education Board, Hampton Institute (Virginia) and Tuskegee Institute (Alabama).

    Connections

    • Married Anna Hester Sharpe, d.
    • father: Joseph S.
    • mother: Hetty Ann Hanna
    • spouse: Anna Hester Sharpe
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    Born September 19, 1848
    Died October 31, 1920
    (aged 72)
    Nationality

    Award