Peter E. Hanson

Peter E. Hanson (June 12, 1845 – February 10, 1914) was an American politician and businessman.

Hanson was born in Branstad, Sweden. He emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1857 and settled in Meeker County, Minnesota. Hanson was involved with the banking business in Litchfield, Minnesota and served as president of the Litchfield County Bank. He also was involved with the real estate business and with farming. Hanson served on the Meeker County Board of Commissioners and was a Republican. He also served in the Minnesota Senate from 1895 to 1898. Hanson also serve as the Minnesota Secretary of State from 1901 to 1907. Hanson died from a stroke while at the Warner's Hot Springs Hotel near San Diego, California.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Minnesota Legislators Past & Present-Peter E. Hanson
  2. ^ 'Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Biographies 1655-1912,' Vol. XIV, Warren Upham/Rose Barteau Dunlap-editors, Minnesota State Historical Society, Saint Paul, Minnesota: 1912, Biographical Sketch of Peter E. Hanson, pg. 300
  3. ^ 'Peter E. Hanson Is Dead,' The Willmar Tribune (Minnesota), February 18, 1914, pg. 2

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