David Hansen

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David Hansen
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Cedar Rapids, IA
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/18/1991 - 4/1/2003
Chief:   2002-2003
Senior:   4/1/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Steven Colloton
Past post:   Northern District of Iowa
Past term:   1986-1991
Past position:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   1938
Undergraduate:   Northwest Missouri State U. '60
Law School:   George Washington U. Law '63

David Rasmussen Hansen (b. 1938) is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Hansen is serving on senior status. His duty station is based out of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Early life and education

Hansen graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with his bachelor's degree in 1960 and later graduated from the George Washington University Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1963. Hansen served in the US Army JAG Corps from 1964 to 1968.[1]

Professional career

Hansen was a private practice attorney licensed in Iowa from 1963 to 1964 and from 1968 to 1976. Hansen became part-time Judge of the Iowa Falls Police Court from 1969 to 1973 and also served as chairman of the Hardin County Republican Central Committee from 1975 to 1976. Hansen was nominated by the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District of the Iowa District Courts from 1976 to 1986. Hansen is also is a partner of Win-Gin Farms based in Iowa Falls since 1971.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Iowa

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Hansen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986 to a seat vacated by Edward McManus as McManus assumed senior status. Hansen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 3, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 4, 1986. Hansen left the court on November 18, 1991 due to his appointment to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Hansen was succeeded in this position by Michael Melloy.

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Hansen was nominated by President George H.W. Bush. on July 30, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Hansen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 15, 1991 on unanaimous consent of the U.S. Senate and received commission on November 18, 1991.[2] Hansen served as chief judge of the court from 2002 to 2003 and assumed senior status on April 1, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward McManus
Northern District of Iowa
1986–1991
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Michael Melloy
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
1991–present
Succeeded by:
Steven Colloton