Burton Hanson for Congress
GOP Primary - MN 3rd District
Strength and Prosperity Through Peace

About Burton Hanson

I was born in Benson, Minnesota in 1943. My father was a small-town independent banker; my mother was a school teacher and, among other things, was active in Citizens for Eisenhower in 1952 and as Chairwoman of the GOP in the old Seventh District for a number of years. The only "political" offices to which I have ever been elected are city council member in connection with Benson's famous Kid Day in 1954 (click here, then scroll down) and president of my junior class in high school during the 1959-1960 school year. I graduated from Benson High School as co-valedictorian in 1961. Three years later, in 1964, I received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. I subsequently received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was thereafter admitted to the District of Columbia bar and the Minnesota bar. I am an attorney at law. Past public service includes one year as Hennepin County District Court Special Term (Civil) Law Clerk, two years as law clerk for Justice C. Donald Peterson of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and 26+ years as Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Supreme Court. I have been an Edina resident since 1973. I am lucky to have two adult children, a daughter who is an attorney with a Minneapolis law firm and a son who is studying, among other things, the mysteries of biochemistry.

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