Hugh Henry Hanna collection
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Hanna started his business career at his father's bank in Lafayette. He later studied abroad at the University of Berlin in Germany, as well as in the United States at Wabash College. Hanna worked at the company Atlas Engine Works upon moving to Indianapolis and became its owner and president in 1895. He later retired in 1902. Hanna also served as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Indianapolis Monetary Convention during 1897-1900, which had a large influence on the campaign for "honest money." He succeeded in securing the adoption of the gold standard in 1900 and received an appointment to chairman of a commission on the gold standard and foreign policy from U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908.
Hanna died at his home at 1512 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1920, and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
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Ancestry.com. "Hugh H. Hanna." 1910 United States Census. Accessed November 21, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Letter from Hugh Henry Hanna to Theodore Roosevelt. April 21, 1903. Theodore Roosevelt Papers. Library of Congress Manuscript Division. http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record.aspx?libID=o40767. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
Obituary of Hugh Henry Hanna, Sr. "Obituaries." The Iron Trade Review 67, no. 2 (1920): 1359. Accessed November 21, 2015. http://books.google.com.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)
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