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Museum director , State agency administrator

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

  • Other Work

    • 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