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David R. Hansen

David Hansen
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
February 1, 2002 – April 1, 2003
Preceded by Roger Wollman
Succeeded by James 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
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 McManus
Succeeded by Michael Melloy
Personal details
Born (1938-03-16) March 16, 1938
Exira, Iowa, U.S.
Alma mater Northwest Missouri State University
George Washington University Law School

David Rasmussen Hansen (born March 16, 1938) is an American jurist, federal judge, and former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Early life, education, and career

Born 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.

Judicial career

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.

Hansen was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Hansen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Edward J. 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 8th Circuit.

Nomination to the Eighth Circuit

Hansen is a federal judge on the senior status on April 1, 2003.

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Preceded by
Edward McManus
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
1986–1991
Succeeded by
Michael Melloy
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1991–2003
Succeeded by
Steven Colloton
Preceded by
Roger Wollman
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
2002–2003
Succeeded by
James Loken
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