Biography of Maurice F. Hanning
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

MAURICE FRANCIS HANNING, who for the past six years has been engaged in the practice of law at Cleveland, is a native of Ohio, and earned a favorable record as a public spirited young citizen near the old university town of Delaware prior to coming to Cleveland.

He was born at Delaware, Ohio, February 8, 1894, the son of Jerry S. and Nellie A. (Kelly) Hanning. His parents were born at Delaware, while the paternal grandparents, Maurice and Margaret Hanning, were natives of County Kerry, Ireland. Maurice Hanning came to Ohio when a yoUng man, and was long and favorably known in Delaware. Jerry S. Hanning and wife, who reside at Delaware, have spent most of their lives in that community, where the father is engaged in business.

Maurice Francis Hanning attended parochial schools and the public high school at Delaware, and continued his education in Ohio Wesleyan Academy, Ohio University and Ohio Wesleyan University, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1916, and in Ohio State University and Western Reserve University Law School. He was graduated from the last named with the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1919. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in December of 1918, and since this date he has been engaged in private practice at Cleveland.

While a young man at Delaware, Mr. Hanning served five years as clerk of the Board of Elections and three years as chairman of the Delaware Civil Service Commission. He was one of the brilliant debators of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, Delaware Lodge No. 76, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Gilmour Council, Knights of Columbus, and Phi Delta Phi and Delta Sigma Rho college fraternities.

Mr. Hanning married, June 9, 1920, Miss Mary M. Miller, of Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Enoch and Elizabeth (O'Hara) Miller. They have one daughter, Mary Geraldine, born August 31, 1923.

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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