Thomas S. Hanson
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
January 6, 1975 –January 1, 1979
|Preceded by||Mel J. Cyrak|
|Succeeded by||Randall J. Radtke|
January 4,1971 –January 1,1973
|Preceded by||Elmer C. Nitschke|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Constituency||Dodge 2nd district|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (B.S.)|
Thomas S. Hanson (born September 14,1939) is a retired American teacher and Democratic politician. He served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 1970s. 
Hanson was born on September 14,1939,in Oshkosh,Wisconsin.  He attended the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse,the Illinois Institute of Technology,the Stevens Institute of Technology and Marquette University.
Hanson was elected to the Assembly in 1970. He lost re-election in 1972 after redistricting,but subsequently regained his seat in 1974. He was a Democrat.
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