David R. Hansen

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David Rasmussen Hansen
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Assumed office
April 1, 2003
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
February 1, 2002 – April 1, 2003
Preceded by Roger Leland Wollman
Succeeded by James B. Loken
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
November 18, 1991 – April 1, 2003
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Steven Colloton
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
In office
March 4, 1986 – November 18, 1991
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Edward Joseph McManus
Succeeded by Michael Joseph Melloy
Personal details
Born David Rasmussen Hansen
(1938-03-16) March 16, 1938 (age 80)
Exira, Iowa
Education Northwest Missouri State University (B.A.)
George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

David Rasmussen Hansen (born March 16, 1938) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Born in Exira, Iowa,[1] Hansen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest Missouri State University, in 1960 and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School, in 1963. He was in private practice in Atlantic, Iowa, from 1963 to 1964. He was in the United States Army JAG Corps, from 1964 to 1968. He was in private practice in Iowa Falls, Iowa, from 1968 to 1976.[2]

Judicial career[edit]

He was a judge on the police court, Iowa Falls, from 1969 to 1973, and was a partner in Win-Gin Farms, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, from 1971 to the present. He was chairman, Hardin county Republican central committee, from 1975 to 1976. He was a judge on the 2nd judicial district, Iowa district court, from 1976 to 1986.[2]

Hansen was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Edward Joseph McManus. He was confirmed by the United States Senate, on March 3, 1986 and received his commission on March 4, 1986. Hansen served in that capacity until November 18, 1991, when he was elevated to the Eighth Circuit.[2]

Nomination to the Eighth Circuit[edit]

Hansen is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush, on July 30, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate, on November 15, 1991, and received his commission on November 18, 1991. He served as Chief Judge, from 2002 to 2003. He assumed senior status on April 1, 2003.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who in American Law". Marquis Who's Who, LLC. 1 November 1977 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hansen, David Rasmussen - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Joseph McManus
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
1986–1991
Succeeded by
Michael Joseph Melloy
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1991–2003
Succeeded by
Steven Colloton
Preceded by
Roger Leland Wollman
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
2002–2003
Succeeded by
James B. Loken