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Doris Hanson Honors AFFW with a $75,000 Estate Gift

All women owe Doris Hanson a great deal for her constant advocacy for women and girls in Wisconsin.

Biography—Doris Hanson (in memoriam)

Doris HansonDoris Hanson was the first woman to serve as the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, under Governor Tony Earl

Known for her bipartisan political skills, Hanson served in the Cabinets of both Democratic and Republican governors, and served three terms representing the 48th Assembly District in the State Assembly beginning with her election in 1992. As a legislator, Hanson served on the Joint Committee on Audit, Colleges and Universities, and the Joint Committee on Information Policy. From 1998 through 2002, she served as executive director of TEACH (Technology for Educational Achievement) Wisconsin.

As a real estate broker, she held the position of executive Vice President of First Weber Realty Group. Despite her notable achievement in the business, political and governmental arenas, it was Hanson's dedication to public service and active role in the community that left such an indelible mark. She served on the board of the Goodman Atwood Community Center, Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center, Wisconsin Women in Government, A Fund For Women and many other community organizations. Hanson was also appointed to several commissions, including the Governor's Glass Ceiling Commission. She will be remembered as the epitome of a true public servant and champion of women's rights.