Viewing David M. Hanson (1826-1856).
A year after he arrived in Minnesota Territory in 1853, David M. Hanson was elected to the Territorial Assembly, representing Hennepin County in the House of Representatives. A year later he ran for a seat on the Territorial Council and again was elected. Toward the end of his term on the Council, he was felled by typhoid fever. He died on March 27, 1856, at age 30. His obituary in Sauk Rapids Frontiersman noted: