American businessman, turned Republican politician, Mark Hanna was born Marcus Alonzo Hanna on this day in New Lisbon (now just Lisbon) Ohio into a Quaker family of a physician and wife. As a historical figure, there is little reason to try to go into any sort of detail concerning his life (links are provided below); suffice to say that that the films in which he appeared are strictly historical in nature. Hanna appeared in 4 documentary news-reels toward the very end of his life. The first of these was Republican National Committee of 1900, shot by the American Mutoscope & Biograph co. The other three shorts are as follows:
President McKinley Inauguration (1901) [also Biograph]
President McKinley Taking The Oath (1901) [Edison]
Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice-President Roosevelt Leading the Procession (1901) [Edison]
Hanna died while still serving in the U.S. Senate in a Washington D.C. hotel, after a bout of typhoid fever weakened his heart on the 15th of February. He was 66. He is interred in a fancy family mausoleum located in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, OH.