Hutson, John "Hut"
Born in Denton, Texas in 1939. Enlisted in U.S. Air Force in 1959. Honorably discharged, 1963, Airman First Class. Investor and Venture Manager; Warden, AZ Dept of Corrections, Retired; former President and CEO, oil and gas company; former manager for a large aerospace company. Has served the City of Tempe for over 40 years, including Vice-Mayor and Chairman of nine bond elections. Seven-time Tempe Citizen of the Year. Key leader in planning the Tempe Veterans Memorial. Member of over 30 Councils and Commissions. Life Member of the Elks & Jaycees. Member of the Masons, Shriners, American Legion & Fraternal Order of Police. Past member of Salvation Army, United Way, Young Mens Christian Association, Sun Devil Club, Historical Society, Boy Scouts, Phoenix Zoo, National League of Cities and Boys and Girls Club.