Frank Hanley

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Frank Hanley
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Anne
In office
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by George Springate
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal–Sainte-Anne
In office
Preceded by Thomas Guérin
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born (1909-04-05)April 5, 1909
Montreal, Quebec
Died January 23, 2006(2006-01-23) (aged 96)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Independent

Francis Frank Hanley (April 5, 1909 – January 23, 2006) was a Canadian politician of Irish descent from Montreal.[1]


Frank Hanley was born on April 5, 1909 in Montreal. He was the son of John Hanley, brewer, and Stella Johnson and attended St. Ann's Boys School in Montreal. Prior to his political career, he had been a boxer, a jockey and a city public servant. He also served as President of the St. Ann's Community Council and the St. Patrick Society. In 1945 the United Irish Societies of Montreal named him the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Parade.

Hanley served simultaneously as a City Councillor in Montreal and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.

Frank Hanley married Noreen Mines in 1934 and they remained married for more than sixty years.

Municipal politics[edit]

Hanley ran as an Independent candidate to the Montreal City Council in the district of Sainte-Anne in 1940, and he won. He was re-elected in 1942, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1962, and 1966, but he did not run for re-election in 1970.

Provincial Politics[edit]

Hanley ran as an Independent candidate to the legislature in the district of Montréal–Sainte-Anne against Liberal incumbent Thomas Guérin in 1948, and he won. He was re-elected in 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1962; he was elected in Sainte-Anne in 1966. He was defeated by Liberal George Springate in 1970 and 1973.

Federal politics[edit]

He also ran as an Independent candidate to the Canadian House of Commons in the district of St. Henri in 1972, but he lost. At one point, he was President of the Progressive Conservative organization in Montreal.


He died on January 23, 2006 in Montreal at the age of 96.

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Quebec general election, 1966: Sainte-Anne
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Frank Hanley 6,609 38.67
Liberal Eugène Fournier 4,971 29.09
Union Nationale Bruno Lépine 4,328 25.32
RIN André Lalonde 747 4.37
Independent Marcel Labelle 228 1.33
Ralliement national Joseph Ranger 208 1.22
Total valid votes 17,091 97.12
Total rejected ballots 507 2.88
Turnout 17,598 53.52
Electors on the lists 32,282


  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.