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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of New Mexico|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||10/2/1992 - 4/18/2003|
|Senior:||4/18/2003 - Present|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by:||James O. Browning|
|Home State:||Audubon County, IA|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Iowa, B.S., 1956|
|Law School:||U. of New Mexico Law, J.D., 1961|
Curtis LeRoy Hansen is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status. 
Early life and education
A native of Iowa, Hansen graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and later graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1961.
After Law School, Hansen became a law clerk for former New Mexico State Supreme Court Justice Irwin Moise in the New Mexico Supreme Court from 1961 to 1962. In 1962, Hansen entered into private practice work in the State of New Mexico and continued into private practice until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1992.
District of New Mexico
Hansen was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on March 20, 1992 to a new judgeship created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Hansen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 25, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 2, 1992. Hansen assumed senior status on April 18, 2003.. Hansen was succeeded in this position by James O. Browning.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of New Mexico
James O. Browning
|Magistrate judges||Lorenzo Garcia • Carmen Garza • Lourdes Martinez • Karen Molzen • Robert Scott • Alan Torgerson • William P. Lynch • Gregory Wormuth • Stephan Vidmar •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|