|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2011|
Mr. Hanna's political career began in the late 1960s as a member of the Rockville city council. He went on to serve four terms as mayor, from 1974 to 1982, before he was elected to the Montgomery County Council.
He served on the council until 1998, including three times as president.
In the early 1980s, Mr. Hanna was instrumental in working with then-County Executive Charlie Gilchrist to create the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, a research and industrial park devoted to biomedical and health-care research.
"Bill pioneered the County's investment in life sciences which directly led to our preeminent position as one of the world's leading biotech centers," said County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), who had served with Mr. Hanna on the county council, in a statement.
Mr. Hanna also was a champion of the arts and of affordable housing.
He sponsored legislation that required art installations in newly constructed public buildings and was a supporter of Montgomery's Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Program, which requires developers of new housing to set aside units for low-income families.
Washington Post January 18, 2011
Annette Hanna (1927 - 2015)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 6, Site 9739-C
Created by: Jane Hatch
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64370836