Richard Thomas Hanna, a Democrat, was elected to the California State Assembly in a special election in June of 1956. He served
through 1962 when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Richard Thomas Hanna, a Democrat, won a special election in June of 1956 after LeRoy E. Lyon resigned his Assembly seat.
In November of that year, Mr. Hanna was re-elected to the Seventy-Fifth Assembly District serving Orange County. Born in
Kemmerer, Wyoming, on June 9, 1914, his family moved to Long Beach, California, in 1923. He attended Lynwood and Horace Mann
grammar schools and graduated from Compton Union High School. He went on to earn an A.A. degree from Pasadena Junior College,
and received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his L.L.B. degree from UCLA Law
School. During World War II, Mr. Hanna served in the Navy Air Corps. He made his living as an Attorney at Law. On April
1, 1945, Richard Hanna married Doris Muriel Jenks and together they raised a daughter, Pamela.
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