Dan Hauser

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Dan E. Hauser
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
December 6, 1982 – November 30, 1996
Preceded byDouglas Bosco
Succeeded byVirginia Strom-Martin
Constituency2nd district (1982–1992)
1st district (1992–1996)
Personal details
Born (1942-06-18) June 18, 1942 (age 81)
Riverside, California
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDonna Hauser
EducationHumboldt State University

Daniel E. Hauser (born June 18, 1942)[1] is an American politician who served in the California State Assembly from 1982 until 1996. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Hauser served two terms on the Arcata City Council from 1974 to 1982. He served as Mayor of Arcata, California from 1978 to 1982.[2]


Hauser represented California's 2nd State Assembly district from 1982 until 1992. The 2nd district included most of the state's North Coast region, including Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties as well as part of Sonoma County;[2] however, the borders were redrawn after the 1990 census, and it was re-numbered as the 1st District. Hauser's legislative papers are available at the California State Archives.[3][4]

He chaired the Committee on Housing and Community Development for 9 years, and introduced 306 pieces of legislation later signed into law.[2] Hauser authored Assembly Bill 522 which, after being signed by into law by governor Pete Wilson, became the first American law to attempt to protect white sharks,[5] and the bill which prevented oil drilling along the shore of his district, which was later extended to the entire state.[6]

After the legislature, Hauser was executive director of the North Coast Railroad Authority,[7] General Manager of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad[7] and City Manager of Arcata.[8]


  1. ^ "Join California". joincalifornia.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Daniel E. Hauser". Resident Owned Parks. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Collections". Online Archive of California. California State Archives.
  4. ^ "Collections" (PDF). Dan Hauser Papers. California State Archives. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  5. ^ Klimley, A. Peter (1998). Great White Sharks: the Biology of Carcharodon carcharias. Academic Press. pp. 481–482. ISBN 978-0-12-415031-7. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  6. ^ Sims, Hank (20 April 2006). "9 Questions for Dan Hauser". North Coast Journal.
  7. ^ a b Ray, William (March–April 1997). "NWP and CWRR Bounce Back from Mud Slides and Tunnel Closures". Newsletter. North Coast Railroad. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  8. ^ Walters, Heidi (19 October 2006). "Arcata City Council Race". North Coast Journal.
California Assembly
Preceded by California State Assemblyman, 2nd District
Succeeded by
Preceded by California State Assemblyman, 1st District
Succeeded by