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Parker "Pat" Hanna Jr. '38 November 5, 2019 1:02 PM updated: November 5, 2019 1:07 PM


Patrick Davie “Pat” Hanna

BIRTH 16 Mar 1916
Texas, USA
DEATH 20 May 1990 (aged 74)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
PLOT Section 60 Site 4931
MEMORIAL ID 74869686 · View Source

Patrick Davie Hanna, 74, of 535 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla,Washington, died May 20, 1990 at his home.
Hanna was born March 16, 1916 in Galveston, Texas, to Parker Davie and Lydia Brown Hanna. He was raised on his father's ranch in the Texas Panhandle, attended Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and the graduate school at Syracuse University.
A highly decorated soldier during World War II and the Korean War, Hanna received the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star with V device, the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Combat Infantry and Airborne badges, foreign decorations, and several service awards.

A newspaperman most of his life, Hanna worked for the San Antonio Express, Houston Post, Dallas Times-Herald, Los Angeles Examiner, Chicago Sun-Times and several small daily newspapers and weekly papers.

He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for his editorial campaign against the crime syndicate called "Murder Incorporated." His editorials and articles formed a part of the Kefauver Committee's investigation into organized crime in Southern California.

He retired in 1969, and that year, July 3, he married Mary Cole in New City. She was now a professor of political science at Whitman College. She died in 2010.

Created by: SD Hanna
Added: 13 Aug 2011
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