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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.

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Views

    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.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • 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
    Nationality
    • 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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