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Orval Hansen

Orval Hansen, American lawyer, think-tank executive, former congressman. Bar: Idaho 1954, District of Columbia 1954. Rotary Foundation fellow University London (England) School of Economics, 1954-1955.


  • Hansen, Orval was born on August 3, 1926 in Firth, Idaho, United States. Son of Farrel L. and Lily (Wahlquist) Hansen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Idaho, 1950. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Idaho, 1988. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1954.

      Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, George Washington University, 1986.


    • Practice law, Idaho Falls, 1956-1968. Staff assistant to Senator Henry Dworshak, 1950-1954. Member Idaho House of Representatives, 1956-1962, 64-66, house majority leader, 1961-1962.

      Member Idaho Senate, 1966-1968, 91st-93d congresses from 2d Idaho District. Former member Cook, Purcell, Hansen & Henderson, Washington. Of counsel Hopkins, Roden, Crockett, Hansen & Hoopes, Professional Limited Liability Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Idaho 1954, District of Columbia 1954.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Conventional Christian churches have lost the authority of God. Contemporary Christian beliefs are a mixture of the truth and of errors that have been added over the centuries.


    Trustee John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 1976-1986. President Columbia Institute for Political Research With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve, retired.

    Member District of Columbia Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi.


    • Married June Duncan, December 31, 1955. Children: Margaret, Elizabeth, James, Katherine, John, Mary, Sarah.
    • father: Farrel L. Hansen
    • mother: Lily (Wahlquist) Hansen
    • spouse: June Duncan
    • children: Margaret Hansen
    • Elizabeth Hansen
    • James Hansen
    • Katherine Hansen
    • John Hansen
    • Mary Hansen
    • Sarah Hansen
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    Born August 3, 1926
    • 1950
      University Idaho
    • 1988
      University Idaho
    • 1954
      George Washington University
    • 1973
      George Washington University
    • 1986
      George Washington University
    • 1950 - 1954
      staff assistant, to Senator Henry Dworshak
    • 1956 - 1968
      Practice, law
      Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      member, Idaho Senate
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