Hansen, Clifford P. (Clifford Peter), 1912-2009

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Senator, governor.

From the description of Reminiscences of Clifford Peter Hansen : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122632019

Clifford P. Hansen was born October 16, 1912. He grew up in Jackson Hole, WY. He received a bachelor's in animal science from the University of Wyoming in 1934. The same year he married Martha Close, whom he was married to for 75 years until his death. From 1943-1966 he was a Teton County commissioner, and opposed the expansion of Teton National Park. From 1946-1966 he was a member of the University of Wyoming's Board of Trustees. Hansen was active in several agriculture and ranching groups and served as president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association from 1953-1955. He became governor of Wyoming in 1962. Hansen served as a U.S. senator for Wyoming from 1967-1978. He served on the Finance Committee, Special Committee on Aging, and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. During his term in the senate he backed reservoir projects in Wyoming, designated national recreation and wilderness areas in Wyoming, and placed a ceiling on federal expenditures. He was integral in passing a bill to increase the percentage of Wyoming's mineral severance tax. He was one of eight senators to vote against sending the Equal Rights Amendment to the state level. After resigning from his term in the senate he returned to Jackson, WY and lived there until his death in October, 2009.

From the description of Clifford P. Hansen papers, 1943-1978, (bulk 1967-1978) (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 645628271

Rancher, president of University of Wyoming Board of Trustees (1955-1962), vice president of the American National Cattlemen's Association, governor of Wyoming (1963-1967), and U.S. senator (1967-1979).

From the description of Papers, 1953-1967 (bulk 1963-1966). (Wyoming State Archives). WorldCat record id: 71013082

Clifford P. Hansen was born October 16, 1912. He grew up in Jackson Hole, WY. He received a bachelor’s in animal science from the University of Wyoming in 1934. The same year he married Martha Close, who he was married to for 75 years until his death. From 1943-1966 he was a Teton County commissioner, and opposed the expansion of Teton National Park. From 1946-1966 he was a member of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees. Hansen was active in several agriculture and ranching groups and served as president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association from 1953-1955. He became governor of Wyoming in 1962. Hansen served as a U.S. senator for Wyoming from 1967-1978. He served on the Finance Committee, Special Committee on Aging, and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. During his term in the senate he backed reservoir projects in Wyoming, designated national recreation and wilderness areas in Wyoming, and placed a ceiling on federal expenditures. He was one of eight senators to vote against sending the Equal Rights Amendment to the state level. One of his best-known achievements was increasing the percentage of Wyoming’s mineral severance tax. After resigning from his term in the senate he returned to Jackson, WY and lived there until his death in October, 2009.

From the guide to the Clifford P. Hansen papers, 1943-1978 (bulk 1967-1978), (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1925-1979. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. Photographs, 1916-1980. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Publicity photographs of U.S. Senator Hugh Scott, 1958-1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee speech and trip files, 1959-1991 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee audio-visual materials, 1955-1974 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914-. Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. papers, [1920?], 1960, 1966, 1982-2005. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artifacts, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Deborah Hardy Papers, 1982-1985 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Hansen, Clifford P. (Clifford Peter), 1912-2009. Reminiscences of Clifford Peter Hansen : oral history, 1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Carlyle Marney Papers, 1899-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hansen, Clifford P. (Clifford Peter), 1912-2009. Clifford P. Hansen : commercials, 1966-1972. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Clifford P. Hansen papers, 1943-1978 (bulk 1967-1978) University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Hansen, Clifford P. (Clifford Peter), 1912-2009. Papers, 1953-1967 (bulk 1963-1966). Wyoming, State Archives and Historical Department
referencedIn Gale W. McGee departmental files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee photographs, 1916-1980 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee safe materials, 1922-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Hardy, Deborah, 1927-. Deborah Hardy papers, 1982-1985. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee papers, 1916-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Borthwick, Dean. Milward L. Simpson Family Oral History Project, 2003-2005. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976 George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee committee files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artwork, undated University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 471
creatorOf Hansen, Clifford P. (Clifford Peter), 1912-2009. Clifford P. Hansen papers, 1943-1978, (bulk 1967-1978) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee environmental files, 1974-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee pre and post-senate personal files, 1937-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. General correspondence files, 1959-1976. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee general correspondence files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee appointment books and daily schedules, 1959-1990 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee new accretions, 1938-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee campaign files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee Wyoming post office files, 1960-1970 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/28/78
referencedIn Gale W. McGee miscellaneous senate materials, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee legislative files, 1959-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976. George Mason University, Fenwick Library
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1944-1981. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Arthur E. Scott, 1917-1976 person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914- person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Edwin, Ed, person
associatedWith Hardy, Deborah, 1927- person
correspondedWith Marney, Carlyle, 1916-1978 person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915-1992 person
associatedWith Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. person
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. person
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associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyoming corporateBody
associatedWith Wyoming. Governor (1963-1967 : Hansen) corporateBody
associatedWith Wyoming. Legislature corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
Wyoming
Wyoming
United States
United States
United States
United States
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
Wyoming
Jackson Hole Region (Wyo.)
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Mineral rights--Wyoming
Politicians--United States
Water--Law and legislation
Land use
Legislators--United States
Water--Law and legislation--Wyoming
Legislators
Advertising, political
Politicians--Wyoming
Mineral rights
Conservation of natural resources
Television advertising
Legislators--Interviews
Politicians
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Governors--Wyoming
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Birth 1912-10-16

Death 2009-10-20

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