Arnold “Arnie” Philip Hanson Sr. of Nashua passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was 90.
Hanson enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and served for three years during World War II. He attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1948, and received his JD from Boston University Law School in 1951. He returned to Berlin to practice law in 1951, until his retirement in 1991.
During his years practicing law, he also served as Coos County attorney for four years. He was a board member and past president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, director of the Berlin Cooperative Bank and chairman of the board for the Berlin City Bank.
Hanson held chair positions with the Berlin Cooperative Bank and the Berlin City Bank. In addition, he was involved with Kiwanis, the Androscoggin Valley Country Club and the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He received the 1977 Boston University Law School’s prestigious Silver Shingle Award, the UNH Alumni Association’s Meritorious Service Award in 1986, and the UNH Foundation’s 2004 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy.
Hanson and his wife, Della, set up two endowments with UNH; the Dr. Norman Alexander Teaching Excellence Fund and the Arnold P. and Della A. Hanson Endowed Scholarship Fund. He was also a significant contributor to the Boston University School of Law’s endowed Kenison Scholar Fund.
He is survived by his children, Arnie Hanson Jr., Caryl, and Julie.
In memory of our colleague Arnold “Arnie” Hanson, the NHBA Board of Governors has contributed to the NH Bar Foundation.