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 Richard Thomas “The Little Leprachaun” Hanna

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Richard Thomas “The Little Leprachaun” Hanna

  • Birth 9 Jun 1914
  • Death 9 Jun 2001
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina
  • Memorial ID 7682978

US Congressman. Served in the United States Navy during World War II. Elected to represent California's 34th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1963 to 1974. Also served as a Member of the California State Assembly from 1956 to 1962, and Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from California in 1960. While he was with the Assembly he was very intstrumental with helping to establish the University of California in Irvine, and the California State University in Fullerton. In the 1970s he received payments of $200,000 from a Korean businesman named Tongsun Park. The incident became known as 'Koreagate' an influence buying scandal which netted Hanna a 6-30 month jail sentance, but he only served one year after pleading guilty.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7682978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Thomas “The Little Leprachaun” Hanna (9 Jun 1914–9 Jun 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7682978, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina.