Robert Hanna Hammond

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Robert H. Hammond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Joseph Biles Anthony
Succeeded by John Snyder
Personal details
Born (1791-04-28)April 28, 1791
Milton, Pennsylvania
Died June 2, 1847(1847-06-02) (aged 56)
Political party Democratic

Robert Hanna Hammond (April 28, 1791 – June 2, 1847) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Robert Hanna Hammond was born in Milton, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the State militia, with the rank of brigadier general. He enlisted in the United States Army as a lieutenant in 1817. He resigned and returned to Milton to serve as register and recorder of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He served as postmaster of Milton from 1833 to 1837.

Hammond was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. He reentered the Army and was commissioned paymaster during the Mexican–American War. He was wounded and ordered home on sick leave. He died at sea before reaching port in 1847. Interment in Milton Cemetery in Milton, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Biles Anthony
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Snyder