Biography of Walter H. Hanson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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WALTER HENDRICKS HANSON.

WALTER HENDRICKS HANSON,. one of the best known and most prominent of Saratoga's younger men, was born at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., August 21, 1866. He was educated at Fairview, this county, the schools of Saratoga Springs and at Phillips Exeter, New Hampshire.

After his school days he engaged in business in Albany, which he carried on for six years, but he has always resided in Saratoga Springs and has given much attention to public affairs here. He was trustee of the village from 1894 to 1896 and has been tendered other nominations by the Republicans of Saratoga Springs. He is a prominent thirty-second degree Mason, being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Commandery and Shrine. He was also a member of the Burgess Corps, Albany, of which he was second lieutenant for three years, from 1894 until the spring of 1897, when he resigned.

Mr. Hanson was prominently mentioned for president of the village of Saratoga Springs, in 1894, by the Republicans and had strong support in the caucus, but magnanimously withdrew in favor of Mr. Howe, who eventually received the nomination. After the Reform Bill was passed he took a very active part in local politics, and was strongly mentioned for the presidency of the village, being defeated in caucus by a small majority. He controlled district number six for some time and had a large and influential following.

Recently Mr. Hanson has not been able, conscientiously, to adhere to the Republican party and is classed as a Democrat. He is an aggressive and enthusiastic worker and his principle is to see the best men only placed in positions of trust. In 1889 Mr. Hanson married Aimée Gardiner Lathrop, daughter of Daniel S. Lathrop, of Albany. They have one son, Walter Lathrop Hanson. Mr. Hanson's parents were Henry B. and Theresa B. Hanson. Mr. Henry B. Hanson is one of Saratoga's leading citizens; has large interests here and is universally respected. His ancestors were Revolutionary soldiers and the family has been American for nearly two centuries.


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