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December 9, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
George Hansen, 92, who adapted the idea of a wall-mounted, swing-arm lamp into his ubiquitous Hansen lamp, died Tuesday in New York City of causes associated with old age. A graduate of the Rindge Technical School in his native Cambridge, Mass., Hansen began refining the swing-arm lamp as a staff sergeant stationed in Labrador during World War II. To create a light for reading in bed, he used bent and wired copper tubing, with a bulb at one end shielded by a tin can; it was bolted to the wall.
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December 9, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
George Hansen, 92, who adapted the idea of a wall-mounted, swing-arm lamp into his ubiquitous Hansen lamp, died Tuesday in New York City of causes associated with old age. A graduate of the Rindge Technical School in his native Cambridge, Mass., Hansen began refining the swing-arm lamp as a staff sergeant stationed in Labrador during World War II. To create a light for reading in bed, he used bent and wired copper tubing, with a bulb at one end shielded by a tin can; it was bolted to the wall.
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June 21, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Rep. George Hansen surrendered Friday at a minimum-security federal prison camp to begin serving a 5-to-15-month sentence for falsifying financial disclosure statements. Hansen, an Idaho Republican convicted in April, 1984, arrived at the Petersburg Federal Prison Camp shortly before the deadline, a prison spokesman said.
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March 18, 1993 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. George Hansen has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of 45 counts of federal bank fraud in a multimillion-dollar check-kiting scheme. The 62-year-old Republican was also ordered Tuesday to serve three years of supervised probation after his release from federal prison.
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March 18, 1993 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. George Hansen has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of 45 counts of federal bank fraud in a multimillion-dollar check-kiting scheme. The 62-year-old Republican was also ordered Tuesday to serve three years of supervised probation after his release from federal prison.
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June 19, 1986
George Hansen, a former Republican congressman from Idaho, was ordered to report to a federal prison Friday to begin serving a five-to-15 month sentence for filing false financial disclosure statements to Congress. U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green, reversing a decision she made Monday, said the 55-year-old Hansen would report to the Petersburg (Va.) Camp, a minimum security prison, by 3 p.m. Friday to begin serving the sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988
Drugs are not a police problem but a health problem. Just how long are we going to suffer from this phony "war on drugs?" And we are suffering--gangs are fighting for turf and police are running roughshod over citizens' rights and property. The government should take over the supply and regulate the sale and distribution of these products. There is something wrong with a society in which so many people turn to drugs for a sense of peace and well-being. GEORGE HANSEN Los Angeles
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April 21, 1987
Former Rep. George Hansen (R-Ida.) fasted for the fifth day in a row at the Alexandria, Va., jail to protest his arrest by federal agents last Wednesday in Omaha, Neb., on a parole violation. Hansen, calling himself "a political prisoner," said in a telephone interview he is being harassed for his stands against the Internal Revenue Service and federal law enforcement officials. Hansen, 57, served seven House terms until his conviction in 1984 on federal ethics laws violations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988
Drugs are not a police problem but a health problem. Just how long are we going to suffer from this phony "war on drugs?" And we are suffering--gangs are fighting for turf and police are running roughshod over citizens' rights and property. The government should take over the supply and regulate the sale and distribution of these products. There is something wrong with a society in which so many people turn to drugs for a sense of peace and well-being. GEORGE HANSEN Los Angeles
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December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
The Justice Department on Friday sued the wife of former Rep. George Hansen (R-Ida.), accusing her of failing to file financial disclosure forms when she worked for the government and when she ran for Congress. The lawsuit against Connie Hansen--whose husband served 11 months in prison for his 1984 conviction on four counts of falsifying financial disclosure statements to Congress--came after the Justice Department said it made unsuccessful attempts to persuade her to file the forms.
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October 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. George Hansen was released from prison Thursday after serving 11 1/2 months for an ethics law violation. The Idaho Republican, pushing a cart holding boxes of notes and other belongings, was escorted from the minimum-security section of the Federal Correctional Institution to a reunion with his wife, Connie. Hansen did not rule out a return to elective office.
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July 28, 1987
Former Rep. George Hansen will remain in prison until Sept. 23 following denial of his request to the U.S. Parole Commission to be freed immediately, a Justice Department spokesman said. The commission voted 7 to 2 that Hansen, who was arrested April 15 in Omaha, Neb., for violating the terms of his parole, should remain at the federal penitentiary at Petersburg, Va., the spokesman said. Hansen, of Idaho, was freed Dec.
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May 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Federal authorities on Monday revoked the parole of former Rep. George Hansen and ordered him to complete the remaining six months of his prison sentence for violating congressional ethics laws, the Justice Department said. "He will be transferred to a federal facility for the remainder of his sentence, but it has not been decided where or when," department spokesman Joe Krovisky said. Hansen, a Republican from Idaho, has been jailed in nearby Alexandria, Va.
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April 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A U.S. Parole Commission hearing examiner recommended Wednesday that former Rep. George Hansen be sent back to prison until at least Nov. 5, Hansen's attorney said. "The hearing examiner recommended parole revocation, which was no surprise to us, but he also recommended that Mr. Hansen forfeit all of his free time since Jan. 7," said attorney Frank Campbell after the parole hearing.
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April 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Parole Commission on Tuesday refused to ease parole restrictions on former GOP Rep. George Hansen of Idaho, who has been on a hunger strike since last week, when he was jailed for violating those limitations. "This puts the focus on the White House," said Hansen, 56, who served seven terms in the House. He wants a pardon from President Reagan. The commission's decision stems from Hansen's petition for unsupervised parole and exemption from filing financial reports.
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