Richmond Francis Hanna

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Richmond Francis Lionel Hanna
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton—Strathcona
In office
Preceded by The electoral district was created in 1952.
Succeeded by Sydney Herbert Thompson
Personal details
Born (1913-02-26)February 26, 1913
Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Died January 17, 1985(1985-01-17) (aged 71)
Political party Liberal

Richmond Francis Lionel Hanna (February 26, 1913 – January 17, 1985) was an insurance salesman, a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Airforce, a member of Edmonton Municipal Council and served as a Canadian federal politician from 1953 to 1957.

Born in Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, Hanna first ran for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 Canadian federal election. He defeated former Member of Parliament Orvis A. Kennedy to win the new riding of Edmonton—Strathcona. Kennedy would run for re-election in the 1957 Canadian federal election and be defeated by Social Credit candidate Sydney Herbert Thompson. Hanna would run for office 1 more time in the 1958 Canadian federal election but be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Terry Nugent.

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