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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Former US Senator Clifford Hansen has died

Via AP:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Former Wyoming governor and U.S. Sen. Clifford Hansen has died at his home in Jackson. He was 97.

Peter Hansen says his father, who suffered from ailments including respiratory problems, died Tuesday.

According to his son, the elder Hansen had returned home Monday after receiving hospital treatment for a broken pelvis.

Clifford Hansen, a Republican, was born in Jackson Hole and lived most of his life there while not serving in government in Cheyenne or Washington, D.C.

Hansen was elected governor of Wyoming in 1962. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1966, was re-elected in 1972 and stepped down in 1978.

Hansen is survived by his wife of 75 years, Martha Hansen, son Peter Hansen, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


RIP.

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