Finance commissioner brings long background
ST. PAUL - Minnesota may have Richard Nixon to thank for attracting its finance commissioner to government.
"I was upset that Gilligan's Island wasn't on (television) because of Watergate," Tom Hanson, now 43, said about the early-1970s scandal involving the Republican president. "I remember John Dean (testifying) day after day."
Hanson watched from his Mahnomen, Minn., home and the testimony stirred an interest in government.