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Clifford Hansen

Clifford P. Hansen, was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on October 16, 1912. His family were pioneers who homesteaded and settled in the Jackson Hole area. Hansen completed his education at the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1934. Politics and cattle ranching had active places in Hansen's life. Elected to the State Senate in 1937 he later became a member and president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. After years of political activity and serving on many commissions he was elected Governor in 1963. Governor Hansen was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1967. Clifford P. Hansen ranches in the Jackson Hole area.

Term as Governor: Monday, January 07, 1963 - Monday, January 02, 1967