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Hannah L Hammel (1918 - 2003)

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Hannah L Hammel
1918 - 2003
Born
May 16, 1918
Death
August 28, 2003
Last Known Residence
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94115
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Hannah L Hammel of San Francisco, San Francisco County, California was born on May 16, 1918, and died at age 85 years old on August 28, 2003.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4548682

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Hannah Hammel passed away at age 85 years old on August 28, 2003. Hannah L Hammel of San Francisco, San Francisco County, California was born on May 16, 1918.

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Hannah L Hammel lived 11 years longer than the average Hammel family member when she died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Hammel family member is 74.
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In 1918, in the year that Hannah L Hammel was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1923, Hannah was just 5 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1930, she was merely 12 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1977, by the time she was 59 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1980, at the age of 62 years old, Hannah was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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