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John Harold Hanson M. D. (1926-2022)

This is to inform you of the death of John Harold Hanson, MD, Class of 1954 at the age of 95, on September 23, 2022. He  completed the surgical residency program and was a member of the Naffziger Surgical Society and The Gold Headed Cane Society. After completing their residencies, he and his wife, Harriet B. Hanson, MD, Class of 1954 (Pediatrics), served as medical missionaries in northern Thailand from 1960 to 1970 under the United Presbyterian Church.

       In 1970, they moved to Fresno and practiced for 30 years. During that time and after retirement, they sent 100 sea containers of donated medical equipment and supplies to 60 hospitals in 22 third world countries. 

       He is survived by Harriet, his loving partner of 71 years, and three sons: Eric Carl Hanson MD, Orthopedic Surgeon; Mark Harold Sullivan Hanson PhD, Clinical Psychologist; Gordon Howard Hanson PhD, Professor of Economics at the Kennedy School of Harvard University; six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.