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Former Utah Rep. Jim Hansen Has Died At 86

Nov 14, 2018, 12:51 PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Rep. Jim Hansen has died at the age of 86. Hansen represented Utah’s 1st Congressional District from 1981 – 2003.

He was Utah’s longest-serving member of the U.S. House.

Hansen served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 – 1954, and he was elected to the Farmington City Council in 1960. He served as a city councilman for 12 years and was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1972. He served as Speaker of the House from 1979 – 80.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives when he defeated Democrat Gunn McKay.

Hansen retired in 2003, and Rep. Rob Bishop filled his seat.

A federal building in Ogden and a portion of Highway 89 in Weber County are both named after him.

This story will be updated.

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Former Utah Rep. Jim Hansen Has Died At 86