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Manufacturing executive

Robert HANSBERGER, business executive.; Stanford Research Institute Advisory Board; President’s Commission, on Urban Housing, on the White House Fellows Program, on Population Growth and the American Future, and numerous State Comms.


Hansberger, Robert Vail was born on June 1, 1920 in Worthington, Minnesota, United States. Son of Floyd L. and Edythe (Vail) Hansberger.


Associate of Arts, Worthington Junior College, 1940. Biomedical Engineering with distinction, University Minnesota, 1942. Master of Business Administration with high distinction, Harvard University, 1947.

Doctor of Laws, Seattle University, 1963. Doctor of Laws, University Idaho. Doctor of Laws, Lewis and Clark College.

Doctor of Laws, Gonzaga University. Doctor of Laws, University Idaho.


Assistant to executive vice president Container Corporation American, 1947-1950, division chief engineer, 1950-1953, budget director, 1953-1954. Executive vice president, director Western Kraft Corporation, Portland, Oregon, 1954-1956. Director, member executive committee Western Corrugated, Inc., 1955-1956.

President, director Western Sales Company, 1956. Director Boise Payette Lumber Company, Idaho, 1956-1957. Founder, president, director, chairman board Boise Cascade Corporation, 1956-1972.

Chairman, chief executive officer, chairman board Futura Corporation, Boise, from 1972. Chairman board directors, chief executive officer, also director Futura Communications Corporation. Director Albertson's Inc., Mackay Bar Corporation, Idaho Power Company, TJ International, Fairchild Industries, Voluntary Hospitals American, Voluntary Hospitals American Enterprises, Business Service Management West Corporation.

Member Business Council. Visiting professor Boise State University. Chairman board Ida-West Enery Company, Ida Сorporation.

Chairman board, member business committee Ram Golf Corporation.


Member Business Committee for Arts, Arches of Science Award Selection Committee. Advisory board Boise State University. Board directors Planned Parenthood Idaho, Nature Conservancy Idaho.

Board directors, chairman board trustees St. Luke's Regional Med Center. Trustee, member executive committee Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies. Trustee College of Idaho.

Served to ensign United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Sun Valley Forum, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi.


  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, skiing, golf, camping, reading.


Married Klara K. Kille, March 27, 1942. Children: Roberta Ann, Carol Annual.

Floyd L. Hansberger

Edythe (Vail) Hansberger

Klara K. Kille

Roberta Ann Hansberger

Carol Annual Hansberger