Andrew S. Hanen

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Andrew Scott Hanen (born 1953) is a United States federal judge.

Hanen was born in Elgin, Illinois, but was raised in Waco, Texas. He received a B.A., with honors, from Denison University in 1975 and a J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1978, where he graduated first in his class. He was a briefing attorney to the Hon. Joe Greenhill, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, from 1978 to 1979. He was then in private practice in Houston, Texas from 1979 to 1993.

In 1992, Hanen was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to be a United States District Judge, but the nomination lapsed.[1] On January 23, 2002, he was again nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Filemon B. Vela, Sr.. Hanen was confirmed by a 97-0 vote of the United States Senate on May 9, 2002,[2] and received his commission on May 10, 2002.


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  2. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Judicial Nominations and Confirmations: 107th Congress,