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Hanson, Jeffrey Orlis "Jeff"

House 1991-92 (District 56A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Ramsey, Washington


Date of Birth: 2/9/1958
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/17/2006
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Jeff
City of Residence (when first elected): Woodbury
Occupation (when first elected): Washington County Public Information Officer


Moorhead State University; B.A.; Political Science/Mass Communication, 1980
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Masters Degree;


State Legislative Staff: Minnesota Senate (Legislative Assistant to the Finance Committee Chair); 19?? to 19??
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota Senate (Page for Senator Roger Moe and the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee); 1975 to 197?


Spouse: Robin Rudolph (married in 1982, divorced)
Children: One child: Adam (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He moved to Bagley, Minnesota when he was four years old, with his family. He moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 1983.

He was a member of the St. Croix Valley United Way Board of Directors, the state 4-H Advisory Council, and the University of Minnesota Extension Advisory Committee.

He died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minnesota. His funeral was held on November 21, 2006 at Woodbury Lutheran Church in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 728


77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 56A
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Washington County Public Information Officer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development: International Trade and Technology Division
  • Economic Development: Quality Workforce and Competitiveness
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Governmental Operations
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Safety (Chair)
Articles & Books About
"Jeffrey O. Hanson." Grand Forks Herald, November 19, 2006.

Shaw, Bob. "Jeffrey O. Hanson, 48, Former State Legislator (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 19, 2006, p. B3.

"Hanson Named Executive Director of Utility Contractors Association." Cottage Grove-Washington County Bulletin, and Woodbury Bulletin, February 16, 1994.

"Freshman Hanson Has Veteran Credentials." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 11, 1991, p. 19.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.