Biography of The Most Rev. Edward J. Hanna
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MOST REV. EDWARD J. HANNA
One of the highly respected and beloved representatives of the clergy on the Pacific coast is the Most Rev. Edward J. Hanna, who is the Catholic archbishop in the city of San Francisco. He was born in Rochester, New York, July 21, 1860. His parents were Edward and Anne (Clark) Hanna, the former having been, born November 8, 1819, and the latter March 31, 1835, both now being deceased. Edward Hanna was descended from a family of Scotch origin which moved to the north of Ireland, and his wife was of Irish stock.

Archbishop Hanna attended the Rochester Free Academy; Propaganda in Rome, Italy; Cambridge University in England; and the University of Munich. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Propaganda. From 1879 until 1887, he remained in Rome, and there was ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church on May 30, 1885. During the period of 1886-87, he was a teacher of Propaganda. He then came to Rochester, New York, where he held the position of professor of Latin and Greek from 1887 until 1893 and he was professor of theology at St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester from 1893 until December, 1912. On October 22, 1912, he was appointed by Pope Pius X to the position of auxiliary bishop in San Francisco. He was consecrated bishop of Tetopolis, December 4, 1912, and on June 1, 1915, was honored by the appointment as archbishop of San Francisco, in which high position he has administered the affairs of his church with consummate skill and most intelligent procedure. He has won real distinction in the service of the Roman Catholic Church. His leadership has been of striking character, and his influence has been vital wherever the touch of his heart and of his mind has been felt. He has held a number of offices of distinction in religious work, including such as the chairmanship of the Administrative Committee of Bishops of the United States, and the presidency of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Many honors have been conferred upon him, including a distinction from the Italian government; the University of California has conferred upon him the honorory degree of Doctor of Laws. He has consistently manifested a good citizen's interest in the public welfare of San Francisco, and his cooperation has always been assured in any movement, philanthropic or otherwise, which has met with his favor. On September 16, 1913, he was appointed a commissioner of immigration, in which capacity he contributed notable service. The Archbishop is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and is a life member of the Pacific Union Club of San Francisco. In September, 1931, he was appointed chairman of the unemployment committee of the state of California. His residence is situated at 1000 Fulton street, and his offices at 1100 Franklin street.

From:
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931


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