George Vernon HANSEN, Congress, ID (1930)


HANSEN, George Vernon, a Representative from Idaho; born in Tetonia, Teton County, Idaho, September 14, 1930; attended public schools; Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, B.A., 1956; did graduate work at Idaho State University, 1956-1957 and 1962-1963; graduated from Grimms Business College in 1958; served in the United States Air Force, 1951-1954, and was a graduate of the Army language school; officer in the United States Naval Reserve, 1964-1970; grain elevator manager, 1950-1951 and 1954; public school teacher, 1956-1958; engaged in the life insurance business, 1958-1965; mayor of Alameda, Idaho, 1961-1962; upon consolidation of Alameda and Pocatello served as city commissioner of Pocatello, 1962-1965; past director of the Idaho Municipal League, 1961-1963; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1962; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 but ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate; deputy under secretary for congressional liaison, deputy administrator for Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and vice president of Commodity Credit Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture, 1969-1971; returned to Pocatello and engaged in private business pursuits, 1971-1975; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1984 to the Ninety-ninth Congress; chairman of a political consulting firm in Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Arlington, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present