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Hanna, Gus. H.; born, Cleveland April 7, 1857; son of William F. and Bertha Kochi Hanna; educated in common schools eight years, at Buchtel College, at Akron, O., for two years; married, Cleveland, Jan. 10, 1883, Marie T. Getto; Democrat; iron worker for twenty years; in 1896, elected national vice pres. of the Bridge & Structural Iron Workers of America; in 1899, appointed by John H. Farley, then mayor of Cleveland, to the Street Department, re-appointed by Mayor Tom L. Johnson; in 1901, organized the Street Cleaning Dept., and was placed in charge of the same, continued as supt. until January, 1910, and re-appointed in January, 1912, by Mayor Newton D. Baker; inaugurated the flushing system of street cleaning and holds several valuable U. S. patents covering the same; member of Riverside Lodge, K. of P., also D. O. K. K’s, Eagles and Knights of Maccabees; member Sycamore Club.

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