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John Hannah (1792-1867)

John Hannah was born at Lincoln.

He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1814 and volunteered to accompany Dr Thomas Coke to India, but the lack of a vacancy in the India mission meant that Hannah entered home work instead.

Hannah was a highly regarded minister who in 1824, received the distinction of accompanying Richard Reece, the representative of the British Conference to the American General Conference.

In 1834 he was appointed Divinity Tutor at the newly founded Theological Institution and served as Secretary of Conference at intervals from 1840.

 Hannah was elected President of Conference in 1842 and 1851 and in 1856 travelled to America as the representative of the British Church.

From 1842 until the end of his life, Hannah was Divinity Tutor at Didsbury College.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1867

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