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Richard Thomas Hanna (June 9, 1914 - June 9, 2001) was a U.S. Representative from Californiamarker.

Born in Kemmerer, Wyomingmarker, Hanna graduated from Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, Californiamarker. He received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Californiamarker. He was a lawyer in private practice. After serving in the United States Naval Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, he served as member of the California state assembly from 1956 to 1962, and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960.

Hanna was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963 - December 31, 1974).He resigned on December 31, 1974. In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6–30 months in federal prison, of which he served one year.

After his death on June 9, 2001, in Tryon, North Carolinamarker, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina.



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