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Bar News - October 16, 2009


In Memoriam: George R. Hanna


George R. Hanna
George R. Hanna, 91, a Keene attorney who spent more than 50 years practicing law, died recently at Langdon Place in Keene after a long illness.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Hanna graduated from Keene High School before attending Dartmouth College, where he played on both the basketball and baseball teams.

Shortly after graduation he worked as a teacher of history and English at the Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts.

After the start of World War II, he joined the US Army, serving in the counter-intelligence corps. When he retired from service he had attained the rank of major.

Active in the legal community, Hanna graduated from Boston University Law School in 1948 and opened a practice in Keene, where he worked for more than 50 years. During his career, Hanna served on the NH Bar Association Board of Governors and was a member of the Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee.

Also active in the community, Hanna was a trustee for Franklin Pierce College and for the University System of New Hampshire. He was a 20-year member of the Keene Public Library board of Trustees and served as deacon of the Keene United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; children, Thomas, Susan, and Kate; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

On behalf of our George R. Hanna, the NH Bar Associationís Board of Governorís has contributed to the NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.

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