Member Biography

Hannibal K. Sloan 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1889-1890       37 Democrat
1891-1892       37 Democrat

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


09/04/1838 - 08/10/1894

Brevet Major Hannibal Kelly Sloan (D37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1889-1892

Early Life: 

Brevet Major Hannibal Kelly Sloan, born September 4, 1838, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, son of James M. Sloan of Indiana County; attended, Academy of Indiana; studied law, H.W. Weir, captain, Company B, 40th Regiment, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves, Civil War, 1861-1864; brevet major, United States Volunteers Civil War, 1864-1865; laborer; lawyer, Indiana bar, 1867; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1871 term, not a candidate, reelection 1872 term; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1889-1892; unsuccessful candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1894; married, Loretta F. Sloan Bonner; died, August 10, 1894, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saints Simon and Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Chief Marshal of the Indiana Fire Association. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

President, Soldiers Organization of Indiana County; member, Union Veteran Legion; Loyal Legion, Masons. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1871 term; not a candidate, reelection 1872 term.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1889-1892; committee assignments, Compare Bills, Constitution Reforms, Judiciary Special, Library, Military Affairs. 

Unsuccessful candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1894.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1890). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 697, 702-704, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 669.

Capt Hannibal Kelly Sloan (1838-1894) - Find a Grave Memorial