Thomas S. Hanson is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
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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.
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Hanson was elected to the Assembly in 1970. He was a Democrat.
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John Hanson was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. In 1779, Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland finally joined the other states in ratifying them. In November 1781, he was elected as first president of the Continental Congress, following ratification of the articles. For this reason, some of Hanson's biographers have argued that he was actually the first holder of the office of president.
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