Hanna, Edward J. was born on July 21, 1860 in Rochester, N. Y., United States. Son of Edward and Anne (Clarke) Hanna.
Educated Rochester Free Academy, Propaganda (Rome, Italy), University of Cambridge, England. University of Munich. Doctor of Divinity, Rome, 1886.
Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1885. Teacher Propaganda, 1886-1887. Professor theology, St. Bernard’s Seminary, Rochester, 1893-December 1912.
Appointed by Pope Pius X auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, October 22, 1912, and consecrated bishop of Tetopolis, December 4, 1912. Appointed archbishop of San Francisco, June 1, 1915. Resigned March 4, 1935.