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Jean Elizabeth Hanson

Jean Elizabeth Hanson, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (southern district) 1977. Recipient Distinguished Service award Luther College, 1991, Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, 1999.


  • Hanson, Jean Elizabeth was born on June 28, 1949 in Alexandria, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Carroll Melvin and Alice Clarissa (Frykman) Hanson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Luther College, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1976.


    • Probation officer Hennepin County, Minneapolis, 1972-1973. Law clerk Minnesota State Public Defender, 1975-1976. Associate Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York City, 1976-1983.

      Partner Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, 1983-1993, 94—. General counsel United States Treasury, Washington, 1993—1994. Member board regents Luther College.

      Member board regents, chairman Concordia College. Member board visitors Law School University Minnesota.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (southern district) 1977.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (securities regulation committee 1991-1998, member task force women in the profession 1995-1998), University Minnesota Law Alumni Association.


    • Children: Catherine Jean, Benjamin Colman (twins).
    • father: Carroll Melvin Hanson
    • mother: Alice Clarissa (Frykman) Hanson
    • children: Catherine Jean Hanson
    • Benjamin Colman Hanson (twins)
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    Born June 28, 1949
    (age 68)