John Hanson

John Lawrence Hanson, PM
Tyler, Marion Lodge #6, 2021

John Lawrence Hanson is a Wisconsin native and has been a Master Mason since 1998.  Brother John earned his Three Degrees of Masonry through Tomah Lodge No. 132, Tomah, Wisconsin.

He has been a teacher at Linn-Mar High School for 20 years during which he earned a doctorate in education and won a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway for the 2015-2016 school year.

John enjoys all things outdoors, and time spent with family.  He writes a monthly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette called, The Nature Call.  Also, John serves on the Linn County Conservation Board.  He has experience in commercial trucking leasing and served our country as a United States Marine.

If Brother John had a slogan for his year as Worshipful Master, then it would be, “Let’s make Masonry meaningful!”