HANSEN, Clifford Peter, (1912 - 2009)

Senate Years of Service: 1967-1978
Party: Republican

HANSEN, Clifford Peter, a Senator from Wyoming; born in Zenith, Teton (then Lincoln) County, Wyo., October 16, 1912; attended the public schools of Jackson, Wyo.; graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1934; member, University of Wyoming Board of Trustees 1946-1966, serving as president 1955-1962; engaged in cattle ranching; officer of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the American National Cattlemen’s Association, and the Livestock Research and Marketing Advisory Committee; Columbia Interstate Compact commissioner; Snake River Compact commissioner; Teton County commissioner 1943-1951; Governor of Wyoming 1963-1967; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966; reelected in 1972, and served from January 3, 1967, until his resignation December 31, 1978; served on the board of several financial and civic organizations; was a resident of Jackson, Wyo., until his death on October 20, 2009; remains cremated and interred at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jackson, Wyo.