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HANNEGAN, Edward A., senator, born in Ohio; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 25 February, 1859. He was educated in Kentucky, where he spent his boyhood, and afterward began to practise law in Covington, Indiana He was frequently a member of the legislature in 1833-'7, and was a representative in congress, having been elected as a Democrat. He was United States senator from Indiana in 1843-'9, and from 22 March, 1819, till 13 January, 1850, was minister to Prussia. Mr. Hannegan was eloquent and brilliant, but erratic. In 1852, while under the influence of liquor, he killed his brother-in-law, Captain Duncan. He afterward removed to St. Louis, Missouri, where he spent the remainder of his life.
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