Peter E. Hanson

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Peter E. Hanson
Minnesota Secretary of State
In office
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1845-06-12)June 12, 1845
Branstad, Sweden
DiedFebruary 11, 1914(1914-02-11) (aged 68)
Warner Springs, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
OccupationBusinessman, politician

Peter E. Hanson (June 12, 1845 – February 11, 1914) was an American politician and businessman.


Hanson was born in Branstad, Sweden on June 12, 1845.[1] 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 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 served as the Minnesota Secretary of State from 1901 to 1907.[2]

Hanson died from a stroke while at the Warner's Hot Springs Hotel near San Diego, California on February 11, 1914.[3][4]


  1. ^ Upham, Warren; Barteau Dunlap, Rose, eds. (June 1912). Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society: Minnesota Biographies 1655–1912. Vol. XIV. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 300. Retrieved February 8, 2023 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Minnesota Legislators Past & Present-Peter E. Hanson
  3. ^ "Peter E. Hanson Is Dead". Willmar Tribune (Minnesota). February 18, 1914. p. 2. Retrieved February 8, 2023 – via
  4. ^ "Hon. Peter E. Hanson of Litchfield". The Princeton Union. February 19, 1914. p. 4. Retrieved February 8, 2023 – via

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Albert Berg
Republican nominee for Minnesota Secretary of State
1900, 1902, 1904
Succeeded by