Orval Howard HANSEN, Congress, ID (1926)


HANSEN, Orval Howard, a Representative from Idaho; born in Firth, Bingham County, Idaho, August 3, 1926; attended Idaho Falls public schools; United States Navy, 1944-1946, and served in Air Force Reserve until retirement as a lieutenant colonel; B.A., University of Idaho, 1950; J.D., George Washington University, 1954; Rotary Foundation Fellow, London School of Economics, University of London, 1954-1955; LL.M., in 1973 and Ph.D., George Washington University, 1986; private law practice, 1956-1968; elected to the Idaho house of representatives, 1956, reelected 1958 and 1960; house majority leader, 1961-1962; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; elected to Idaho house of representatives, 1964, and to Idaho State senate, 1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; founder and president, Columbia Institute for Political Research, 1977 to present; is a resident of Arlington, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present