Former Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah Dies At 71

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KFSM) — Former Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah passed away Thursday morning (Jan. 14) at the age of 71.

Hannah retired on Aug. 31, 2015 due to significant health issues. He was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2000 and was Chief Justice for the last 10 years.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement:

“The State of Arkansas will miss Chief Justice Hannah in more ways than one. Not only will his record of service to the state as Chief Justice be long remembered, but it was clear to all that knew him that he conducted his life with honor and dignity. From a personal standpoint, Justice Hannah swore me in as Governor – a memory my family and I will always treasure. Today we mourn his loss and pray for his family in this difficult time.”