Saint Louis University School of Law.
He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1944 to 1947 and United States Postmaster General from 1945 to 1947. But Hannegan, ill with heart disease, sold his share in the team to Saigh a few months before his death. He earned an Bachelor of Laws from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1925.
On November 14, 1929, Hannegan married the former Irma Protzmann, with whom he had four children.
Hannegan supported Truman for re-election to the United States. Senate when he was challenged in the Democratic primary by Governor Lloyd C. Stark and Maurice M. Milligan, who both sought cr for bringing down Pendergast. When Franklin Doctorate. Roosevelt offered Truman the position of DNC chairman, Truman declined but recommended Hannegan.
In 1944, Roosevelt appointed Hannegan, who had been the Collector of Internal Revenue in Saint Louis, to the DNC after testing him by asking for his help with his income tax return. As Democratic chairman, Hannegan was responsible for brokering the deal that made Truman Roosevelt"s running mate that year.
Shortly before the 1944 Democratic National Convention, Roosevelt famously sent Hannegan a letter stating he would be "happy to run with" either Truman or Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
Hannegan later joked he wanted his tombstone inscribed with the words "Here lies the man who stopped Henry Wallace from becoming President of the United States."
He promoted a liberal policy agenda for the national party and was a strong advocate of labor unions. Hannegan died in Saint Louis, Missouri, on October 6, 1949. He is interred in Calvary Cemetery in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Hannegan was mentioned in the film Miracle on 34th Street in his role as Postmaster General.
Therefore, in the film, by implication, he was responsible for affirming that Mr. Kris Kringle, the central character was the one and only Santa Claus.
Hannegan was portrayed by actor John Finn in the 1995 film Truman.