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William Andrew Hanley

William Andrew Hanley, American mechanic engineer.


  • Hanley, William Andrew was born on December 13, 1886 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. Son of Michael T. and Catherine (Connell) Hanley.

  • Education

    • Student St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana, 1901-1902, 07-08, Doctor of Laws, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1911, Doctor of Engineering (honorary), 1937. Doctor Engineering (honorary), Rosepolytech.

      Institute, 1954.


    • With Eli Lilly and corporation since 1911, now director, vice president. Director Indianapolis Water Company, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Flanner House Homes, Indianapolis, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago Chairman board Indianapolis-Marion Building Authority.


    • Authority.


    Denomination: Catholic


    Member of advisory board, vice president St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis. Member lay board of trustees St. Joseph’s College. Member board of trustees Saint Mary of Woods College.

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Mech. Engineers (ex-manager, executive president, president 1941). Member Indiana Engineering Council (ex-president), Newcomen Society (England), Tau Beta Pi (honorary), Pi Tau Sigma (honorary), Sigma Phi Epsilon (nat. trustee).

    Clubs: Columbia, Highland Golf and Country, Chicago. Writer and speaker on engineering and economics subjects.


    • Married Irma McGrath, 1914. Children: Mistress.
    • father: Michael T. Hanley
    • mother: Catherine (Connell) Hanley
    • spouse: Irma McGrath
    • child: Mrs Hanley
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    Born December 13, 1886
    Died November 10, 1967
    (aged 80)