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  • ID: I388997
  • Name: Ruth HANNA
  • RELA: Spouse of 8th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 27 MAR 1880 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois BET 4 MAR 1929 AND 3 MAR 1931
  • Death: 31 DEC 1944 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  • Event: Pic Ruth (Hanna) McCormick
  • Note:
    McCORMICK, Ruth Hanna, (daughter of Marcus Alonzo Hanna, wife of Joseph Medill McCormick and of Albert Gallatin Simms), a Representative from Illinois; born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 27, 1880; attended Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) School, and Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn.; owned and operated a dairy and breeding farm near Byron, Ill.; publisher and president of the Rockford Consolidated Newspapers (Inc.), Rockford, Ill.; chairman of the first woman's executive committee of the Republican National Committee, and an associate member of the national committee 1919-1924, in the latter year becoming the first elected national committeewoman from Illinois and served until 1928; active worker for the suffrage amendment from 1913 until the Constitution was amended; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930, having received the Republican nomination for United States Senator, in which election she was unsuccessful; resumed her newspaper interests; married Albert Gallatin Simms, of New Mexico, who was also a Member of the Seventy- first Congress; and resided in Albuquerque, N.Mex.; died in Chicago, Ill., on December 31, 1944; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.Mex.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Marcus Alonzo HANNA b: 24 SEP 1837 in New Lisbon, Columbia Co., OH
    Mother: Charlotte Augusta RHODES

    Marriage 1 Joseph Medill MCCORMICK b: 16 MAY 1877 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
    • Married: 1903
    1. Has No Children Katrina MCCORMICK b: 8 MAR 1913 in Illinois
    2. Has No Children John Medill MCCORMICK b: ABT 1917 in Illinois
    3. Has Children Ruth MCCORMICK b: 1921 in Illinois

    Marriage 2 Albert Gallatin SIMMS b: 8 OCT 1882 in Washington, Hempstead Co., AR
    • Married: 1932
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