Thomas S. Hanson

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Thomas S. Hanson is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. [1]

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Hanson was born on September 14, 1939 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. [2] 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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  1. "Hanson, Thomas S". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. "Members of State Legislature". Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-02-13.