Richard Hanson (Missouri politician)

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Richard Hanson (born February 20, 1940) served as secretary of state of Missouri in 1994 following the removal from office of his predecessor, Judith Moriarty.[1][2]

A Democrat from Cole County, Hanson served on an interim basis in 1994 from the time of Moriarty's removal from office by the Missouri Supreme Court following her impeachment by the Missouri House of Representatives until Governor Mel Carnahan appointed Bekki Cook to serve until the following scheduled election for the office.


  1. ^ "Impeached secretary-of-state hopeful". The Telegraph. November 4, 1994. p. A11. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Richard Hanson-database
Political offices
Preceded by
Judith Moriarty
Missouri Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Bekki Cook