Sir Charles Hanson, 1st Baronet
Sir Charles Augustin Hanson, 1st Baronet (1846 – 17 January 1922) of Fowey was a British politician.
He was an alderman of the City of London. He was made Sheriff in 1911–12 and Lord Mayor of London in 1917–18. On 20 December 1920, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Cornwall. He was also a Coalition Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodmin in Cornwall from 1916 to 1922. His son, Sir Charles Hanson, 2nd Baronet was to become Lord Lieutenant of London.
- He built Fowey Hall, completed in 1899, in Fowey which was the inspiration behind Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
- There have been 3 Lord Mayors of London called Hanson
- Sir William Purdie Treloar was another Cornish Lord mayor of London.
- Sir Charles owned the first Troy class boat
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Hanson
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