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James Austin Hanson

James Austin Hanson, museum director, state agency administrator. Recipient Distinguished Service award Museum of Fur Trade, 1974; Smithsonian Institute grantee, 1971, National Museum Act grantee, 1973. Member Explorer's Club. Lodges: Rotary (Four Way Test award 1965), Masons.

Background

  • Hanson, James Austin was born on July 5, 1947 in Haigler, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles Easton and Eva Marie (Phillips) Hanson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Chadron State College, Nebraska, 1969. Master of Education, Chadron State College, Nebraska, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wyoming, 1973.

    Career

    • Consultant Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, 1970-1973. Director Panhandle-Plains Museum, Canyon, Texas, 1974-1976. Program coordinator Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1976-1981.

      President Austinia, Ltd., Chadron, 1981-1985. Director Nebraska State History Society, Lincoln, since 1985.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Explorer's Club. Lodges: Rotary (Four Way Test award 1965), Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Brown Miller, July 12, 1981.
    • father: Charles Easton Hanson
    • mother: Eva Marie (Phillips) Hanson
    • spouse: Ann Brown Miller
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    Born July 5, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Chadron State College
    • 1970
      Chadron State College
    • 1973
      University Wyoming
    • 1970 - 1973
      Consultant, Wyoming State Museum
      Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      director, Panhandle-Plains Museum
      Canyon, Texas, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      program coordinator, Smithsonian Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      president, Austinia
      Chadron, Nebraska, United States
    • 1985
      director, Nebraska State History Society
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States