Mark Hanna

Marcus Alonzo Hanna (1837 - 1904) most well known as Mark Hanna, was an industrialist and U.S. Senator from Cleveland, Ohio. Hanna was also the first president of the National Civic Federation (NCF), a federation of American businesses and labor leaders founded in 1900. The NCF approached labor and capital issues with a moderate progressive reform agenda and tried to resolve disputes arising between industry and organized labor. Hanna, a Republican, worked to solve the Anthracite Strike of 1900. The Republican Party was worried that the strike might influence the upcoming presidential election. Hanna and the NCF were unable to solve the Anthracite Strike of 1902.