Representative Curtis Hanson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/16/2017
Birth Place: Algona
Birth County: Kossuth
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 83 (2009) - 87 (2017)
Home County: Jefferson
Curtis Hanson
Jefferson County


Curtis “Curt” Hanson was born August 13, 1943, to Andrew and Lucille Hanson in Algona, Iowa. He was raised on a farm outside of Swea City. He married Diane Hamer on June 14, 1969 in Council Bluffs and their union created two children.

Curt received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree from the University of Iowa. He was a teacher of Drivers Education for 43 years at Fairfield High School and received the Fairfield Teacher of the Year Award. He was runner-up for the National Drivers Education Teacher of the Year Award and served as President and then Business Manager for the Iowa Division of American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.

During his active involvement in his community he served as president and was a member of the Fairfield Kiwanis, treasurer for the Jefferson County Democrats and member of the First United Methodist Church. He was involved in the Amateur Radio community. He enjoyed restoring a 1960 Volkswagen pickup which he proudly displayed in parades and was an avid “do-it-yourselfer”, often helping family with their latest home projects.

A fond memory by many was that he had a different joke every day, consistently making his colleagues smile.

Curt was a Democrat from Jefferson County. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in the fall of 2008, serving for four terms. During his time, he served on the following committees: Agriculture, Education, Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Public Safety, Transportation, and the Education budget committee.

Representative Hanson passed away on June 16, 2017, at the age of 73.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA, That in the passing of the Honorable Curtis “Curt” Hanson, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





Text above from 88 GA (2019) House Journal Memorial Resolution
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