Ralph Hanan

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Birthday
13, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jul 24, 1969 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jul 24, 1969 (60)

About

This prominent, twentieth-century National Party politician began his political career as Mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand, and went on to serve in the New Zealand Parliament. Later, he became Minister of Maori Affairs, Minister of Justice, Attorney General, and ultimately, Minister of Health.

Before Fame

After earning a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Otago, he joined the Hanan, Arthur, and Company legal practice.

Trivia

During World War II, he sustained numerous injuries while serving in Italy and the Middle East.

Family Life

He was born to Johanna Mary McGill and James Albert Hanan. In 1939, he married Ruby Anderson.

Associated With

He and Independent politician Harry Atmore both served in the New Zealand Parliament.