History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hansen, David Rasmussen
Born 1938 in Exira, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Edward J. McManus. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1986, and received commission on March 4, 1986. Service terminated on November 18, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 30, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1991, and received commission on November 18, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2002-2003. Assumed senior status on April 1, 2003.

Northwest Missouri State University, B.A., 1960
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
Private practice, Atlantic, Iowa, 1963-1964
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1964-1968
Private practice, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 1968-1976
Judge, Iowa Falls [Iowa] Police Court, 1969-1973
Partner, Win-Gin Farms, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 1971-
Chairman, Hardin County [Iowa] Republican Central Committee, 1975-1976
Judge, Iowa District Court, Second Judicial District, 1976-1986

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, December 4, 1985; no Senate vote


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