Victor Davis Hanson, professor at The California State University (CSU) and a respected author, and his wife Cara Webb Hanson are often involved with charity events. This is especially true of Cara, whose contributions to fundraising events have made her a public figure. 

Hanson’s Wife Is of Helpful Nature

The Stanford graduate’s work as an author and a University professor keeps him occupied. On the other hand, his wife keeps herself busy with several philanthropic endeavors. She posts details of her contributions on her Facebook profile.

For instance, on May 12, 2019, she made a sizable donation to Angela N Dustin Freeman’s birthday fundraiser for the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation.

Another such instance was on May 17, 2020, when she contributed to Krista Busch Lara’s birthday fundraiser to help the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Such instances offer a glimpse into her compassionate nature, and she is frequently engaged in such charitable works.

Cara Hanson Research Gate Profile

Cara Hanson's Research Gate Profile (Source: Research Gate)

Mr. & Mrs. Hanson Suffered a Tragic Loss

The ‘The Second World Wars’ author and his wife were blessed with three children. But on November 13, 2014, they lost their youngest daughter, Susannah Merry, to an undisclosed illness. 

Susannah’s loss shook the Hanson family, and understandably, the family had a tough time moving on from the tragedy. The family poured their love for Susannah through an emotional obituary. In it, the family mentioned Susannah’s passion for life and adventure, her willingness to help everyone, her love towards her family, among other heartrending statements. 

As time passed, the family came to terms with the loss and returned to a semblance of normalcy. Hanson’s eldest daughter Pauline and son, William, continue the Hanson family legacy.

Victor davis hanson's late daughter Susannah Merry Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson's late daughter Susannah Merry Hanson (Source:

A Brief Look at the Professor's Career

Before all the success and fame came along the author’s way, he was an orchard and vineyard grower who lived in the house that his grandparents built on their farm. But, in 1984, Hanson joined the CSU Fresno campus and started a classical languages program.

Seven years later, in 1991, his teaching was honored, and he received an ‘American Philological Association Excellence Award’ — an award given annually to the country’s top undergraduate teachers of Greek and Latin subjects.

From 1992 to 1993, the Stanford alumni served at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow. After that, he began writing for different news media outlets that include the New York Times, National Review, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, among others.

In 2006, he began writing a weekly column for PJ Media and continued it till 2016.

From 2017 onward, Hanson began writing a weekly column for American Greatness and continues it to this day. Further, he has authored and edited 24 books.