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John Hunter Hanna

John Hunter Hanna, American civil engineer. Member American Society Civil Engineering, American Transit Association (ex-president), Washington Society Engineers, Washington Board of Trade, Columbia History Society.

Background

  • Hanna, John Hunter was born on December 9, 1871 in Henderson, Kentucky, United States. Son of William M. (Doctor of Medicine and Mary Virginia (Matthews) H.

  • Education

    • C.E., Princeton, 1892.

    Career

    • Construction in Kentucky, 1892-1894. With Washington & Georgetown Railroad Company, 1894, and continued with its successor, the Capital Traction Company, chief engineer, 1908-1916, vice president, 1916-1926, president since 1926. President Capital Transit Company, a new corporation organized to take over all st. railway and bus lines in District of Columbia, 1933-1937, chairman board since 1937.

      Director Capital Transit Company.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member American Society Civil Engineering, American Transit Association (ex-president), Washington Society Engineers, Washington Board of Trade, Columbia History Society. Clubs: Cosmos, Columbia Country (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Jane Edwards Soaper, November 18, 1896. Children: Nancy P., William M., John H., Robert C., Francis H., Jane E. Railway.
    • father: William M. Hanna
    • spouse: Jane Edwards Soaper
    • children: Nancy P. Hanna
    • William M. Hanna
    • John H. Hanna
    • Robert C. Hanna
    • Francis H. Hanna
    • Jane E. Ry Hanna
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    Born December 9, 1871
    Died June 28, 1947
    (aged 75)
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