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Hugh Henry Hanna

publicist

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.

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