Biography of Carl H. Hanna
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

CARL HARRINGTON HANNA, a grandson of the late Senator Marcus A. Hanna, has since the death of his father, Dan R. Hanna, assumed an active place in the Cleveland business affairs, particularly in connection with the management of his father's newspaper interests, the Cleveland News and Leader.

He was born in Cleveland, January 5, 1890, son of Daniel Rhodes and May (Harrington) Hanna, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus A. Hanna, and Mr. and Mrs. Carolus Harrington.

He was liberally educated, spending four years in the Cleveland public schools, two years in a boys' school at Asheville, North Carolina, was member of the class of 1908 in the Taft School at Watertown, Connecticut, and continued his studies a year in Yale University, where he was a member of the class of 1911. Mr. Hanna spent ten years with the W. A. Hanna & Company at Cleveland in the ore, pig iron and coal department. For five years he was vice president of the Hanna Paper Corporation at Watertown, New York, and the Champion Paper Company at Carthage, New York. His father died in 1921, and Carl H. Hanna, returning to Cleveland, became actively identified with the Hanna Building Company as vice president, and is also a director of the Cleveland News and the Sunday News Leader, these providing the active business interests to which he now gives most of his time.

Mr. Hanna during the World war enlisted as a private in the One Hundred and Twelfth Engineers, with the Thirty seventh Division, and at the close of the war was discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. He is a republican, a member of the Chi Phi fraternity of Yale University, belongs to the Country Club of Cleveland and the Episcopal Church.

He married, July 30, 1909, Gertrude Jerome Leavitt, daughter of Edward Leavitt, of Stamford, Connecticut, and New York City. They have one son, Edward Leavitt Hanna, born in 1911.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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