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C. Thor Hanson
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Born (1928-05-07)May 7, 1928
Died January 12, 2008(2008-01-12) (aged 79)
Place of birth Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Place of death Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1950–1982
Rank Vice admiral
Commands held Director of the Joint Staff

Carl Thor Hanson (May 7, 1928 – January 12, 2008) was a United States Navy vice admiral. He served as Director of the Joint Staff from June 22, 1979 to June 30, 1981.[1] He attended the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1950) and was also a Rhodes scholar.[2][3]


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