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George Boyle Hanna, 1906 - 1964, (PC (NI), was an Ulster Unionist member of the Parliament of Northern Ireland. He represented Belfast Duncairn from 1949-1956.

Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, he was the son of George Boyle Hanna. He was educated at Ballymena Academy, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen's University Belfast, he was called to the Bar in 1927 and became a King's Counsel in 1946. He was Commissioner for the Unionist Party in Armagh from 1934-1941.

He served in the Cabinet of Sir Basil Brooke as Minister of Home Affairs from 1953-1956 and then for five months in 1956 as Minister of Finance (de facto Deputy Prime Minister), before resigning from Government and from Parliament upon his appointment as a county court judge for County Down. He died on 1st March 1964.



Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
William Grant
Member of Parliament for Belfast Duncairn
1949 - 1956
Succeeded by
William Fitzsimmons
Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Maginess
Minister of Home Affairs
1956 - 56
Succeeded by
Walter Topping
Preceded by
Brian Maginess
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Terence O'Neill


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