William Cook Hanson

Personal

Birthday: 
5/14/1909
Birthplace: 
Green County, IA
Date of Death: 
6/6/1995
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Jefferson, Iowa, 1935-1955
County attorney, Greene County, Iowa, 1939-1947
Judge, Iowa District Court, Sixteenth Judicial District, 1955-1962

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1933
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1935

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Court Name: 

Iowa Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/23/1962
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/15/1977
Termination Date: 
6/6/1995
Termination Reason: 
Death
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Court Name - Second: 

Iowa Southern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
7/23/1962
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
8/15/1977
Termination Date - Second: 
6/6/1995
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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