|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Anne|
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||George Springate|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal–Sainte-Anne|
|Preceded by||Thomas Guérin|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
April 5, 1909|
|Died||January 23, 2006
He 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 successfully ran as an Independent candidate to the Montreal City Council in the district of Sainte-Anne in 1940. He was re-elected in 1942, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1962 and 1966, but did not run for re-election in 1970.
Hanley successfully ran as an Independent candidate to the legislature in the district of Montréal–Sainte-Anne against Liberal incumbent Thomas Guérin in 1948. He was re-elected in 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1962; he was elected in Sainte-Anne in 1966, but was defeated by Liberal George Springate in 1970 and 1973.
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)
|Quebec general election, 1966: Sainte-Anne|
|Union Nationale||Bruno Lépine||4,328||25.32|
|Ralliement national||Joseph Ranger||208||1.22|
|Total valid votes||17,091||97.12|
|Total rejected ballots||507||2.88|
|Electors on the lists||32,282||–|