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rancher , Governor of Wyoming

Clifford Peter Hansen, American rancher, former Governor of Wyoming. Recipient Medallion Service award University Wyoming, Distinguished Alumnus award College Agriculture University Wyoming, 1994; named to Hall of Great Westerners National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1995, Citizen of the West National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, 1996, Stock Grower of the Century Stock Growers Association, Cheyenne, 1972.


Hansen, Clifford Peter was born on October 16, 1912 in Zenith, Wyoming, United States. Son of Peter Christoffersen and Sylvia Irene (Wood) Hansen.


Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University Wyoming, 1934. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Wyoming, 1965.


Chairman Teton County Board of Commissioners, Jackson, Wyoming, 1943-1951. President University Wyoming Board of Trustees, Laramie, 1955-1963. Commissioner Snake River, Idaho, Wyoming, Columbia Interstate, 1943-1950.

President Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1953-1955. Chairman Secretary of Agriculture Advisory committee, Washington, 1956-1962. Vice president Jackson State Bank, Jackson, 1953-1969.

Governor State of Wyoming, Cheyenne, 1963-1966. United States Senator from Wyoming Washington, 1967-1978. Owner Hansen Ranch, Jackson Hole.

Member Committee on Federalism Washington 1981. Board directors Pacific Power & Light Portland, 1979-1983, 1st Wyoming Bank Corporation Cheyenne 1979-1983.


Trustee, University Wyoming, 1946-1963. Member University Wyoming Foundation. Board directors emeritus Mountain States Legal Foundation, Gottsche Foundation Rehabilitation Center.

Trustee emeritus Buffalo Bill History Association, Political Economy Research Center. Chairman steering committee Jefferson Energy Foundation. Member Masons (33 degree).


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, riding.


Married Martha Elizabeth Close, September 24, 1934. Children: Mary Elizabeth (deceased 1996), Peter Arthur.

Peter Christoffersen Hansen

Sylvia Irene (Wood) Hansen

Martha Elizabeth Close

Mary Elizabeth Hansen (deceased 1996)

Peter Arthur Hansen