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John R. Hansen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MsC0300
The papers of John R. Hansen document his term in Congress from 1965-1967, with forty seven linear feet of materials which are arranged in a roughly alphabetical order. Much of the collection related directly to his sixth congressional district. However, there are also subject files concerning topics from watersheds to post offices, legislation to speeches, and films to audio tapes.

Dates

  • 1965-1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

47 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection is compiled of various documents of John Robert Hansen, Iowa politician.

Biographical / Historical

John Robert Hansen, was born in Manning, Iowa, on August 24, 1901. He attended the University of Iowa from 1919 to 1921. Hansen was president of Dultmeier Manufacturing Co. in Manning, Iowa and of Dultmeier Sales in Omaha, Nebraska. Active in state and county politics, Hansen twice served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, was Sixth District Democratic Chairman, and was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1960. In 1962, Hansen was appointed western Iowa manager of the Savings and Bond Division of the US Treasury Department. He resigned from that post in 1964. He served one term in the US Congress where he was a member of the Banking and Currency Committee. From 1967 to 1969 Hansen was a member of the Iowa State Highway Commission. John Robert Hansen died on September 23, 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa by Mr. Hansen in 1967.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)