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Samuel Lee Hanson

Samuel Lee Hanson, former state supreme court justice. Bar: Minnesota 1965, United States District Court Minnesota 1966, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

Background

  • Hanson, Samuel Lee was born on August 26, 1939 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Lester Kenneth and Margaret Dorothy (Brockmeyer) Hanson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Olaf College, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, William Mitchell College Law, 1965.

    Career

    • Law clerk to honorary Douglas K. Amdahl Hennepin County District Court, Minneapolis, 1965. Law clerk to honorary Robert J. Sheran Minnesota Supreme Court, St. Paul, 1966. Associate, shareholder Briggs and Morgan, St. Paul, Minneapolis, 1966—2000, president, 1988-1993.

      Appointment Court of Appeals, Minnesota, 2000—2002. Justice Minnesota Supreme Court, 2002—2008. Member advisory committee Minnesota Supreme Court, St. Paul, 1984-1986.

      Adjunct professor William Mitchell College Law, St. Paul, 1966-1971. Co-chair Minnesota Legal Services State Planning Commission, since 2002. Chair supreme court Gender Fairness Implementation Committee, since 2002.

      Liaison supreme court advisory committee general rules of practice, since 2002, supreme court Board of Legal Certification, since 2002. Liaison supreme court advisory committee on rules of civil procedure, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1965, United States District Court Minnesota 1966, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors Rural Ventures Inc., Minneapolis, 1981-1987, Rural Technology Partnership, St. Paul, since 1987, Global Volumes, St. Paul, since 1984. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (chair Minnesota chapter 1991), American Board Trial Advocates, Crossroads, Inc.

    Personality

    Interests

    Rural development, organizational development.

    Connections

    • Married Beret Elizabeth Brown, July 28, 1962 (divorced April 1976). Children: Greta E., Chrystina E., Benjamin D. Married Mirja Pirkko Karikosky, September 23, 1977.

      Children: Leif O., Luke A., Jai N.
    • father: Lester Kenneth Hanson
    • mother: Margaret Dorothy (Brockmeyer) Hanson
    • spouses: Beret Elizabeth Brown
    • Mirja Pirkko Karikosky
    • children: Greta E. Hanson
    • Chrystina E. Hanson
    • Benjamin D. Hanson
    • Leif O. Hanson
    • Luke A. Hanson
    • Jai N. Hanson
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    Born August 26, 1939
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