Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


An experienced, wide-awake and efficient executive is H. A. Hansen, the popular manager of the Union Supply Company, at Monterey, one of the important industrial establishments of Lighthouse avenue. He commenced life with the preeminent advantage of being a native son of California, for he was born in Humboldt county, October 19, 1882, to which section his parents had migrated in the centennial year, 1876.

Mr. Hansen attended the public schools, and then got into the manufacturing field as a shingle maker. With his father, he came to Monterey in 1904 and established the company of which his father is president, the latter giving additional status, by his long years of experience and many valuable connections, to the dependability of the concern. They manufacture all kinds of interior and exterior finish, having their own planing mill, and they also conduct a retail lumber yard. In their extensive operations they employ eighteen men, the staff forming a model organization, each interested in the welfare and prosperity of the other and all devoted to their patrons, who come from far and near.

Mr. Hansen, a successful business man, is also a public-spirited citizen, and since his advent here, has been committed to furthering the best interests of both the town and the county of Monterey. In national politics a republican, he is above partisan control when it comes to supporting what he believes to be the best men and the best measures.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.