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Hannibal residents are known for their hometown pride for good reason, and no shortage of Hannibal ambassadors have made a lasting impression on the world. There was Jake Beckley, famed baseball player, fine artist James Carroll Beckwith, the legendary Margaret Tobin Brown (survivor of the Titanic), Admiral Robert Coontz, country singer Helen Cornelius, actor Cliff Edwards (the voice of "Jiminy Cricket"), William Lear (inventor of the Learjet), Olympian George Poage, and of course Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. With heritage like this, no wonder residents are proud to call Hannibal home!
In honor of these early ambassadors, we are grateful to our Bicentennial Sponsors at the Ambassador Level.
Please support the generous sponsors who gave $5,000 at the Ambassador Level.
Bill Lear, inventor of the Learjet, pictured here with a turbine engine