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Alan G. Lance
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

In office
December 16, 2004 – April 30, 2017
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Q. Nebeker
Succeeded by Joseph L. Falvey Jr.
31st Attorney General of Idaho

In office
January 2, 1995 – January 6, 2003
Preceded by Larry EchoHawk
Succeeded by Lawrence Wasden
National Commander of
The American Legion

In office
1999–2000
Preceded by Harold L. Miller
Succeeded by Ray G. Smith
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 14 Seat B

In office
December 1, 1992 – December 1, 1994
Preceded by Bill Sali
Succeeded by Milt Erhart
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 21 Seat A

In office
December 1, 1990 – December 1, 1992
Preceded by Boyd Hill
Succeeded by Clint Stennett
Personal details
Born Alan George Lance
April 27, 1949(1949-04-27) (age 72)
McComb, Ohio
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater South Dakota State University (BA)
University of Toledo College of Law (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1974–1978
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit

Alan G. Lance (born Alan George Lance; April 27, 1949) is a retired Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Upon his retirement, Judge Lance assumed senior status as a recall-eligible retired judge.[1] He joined the Court of Appeals on December 16, 2004, after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to that, Lance served as the National Commander of The American Legion, from 1999 to 2000. He served as the 31st Attorney General of Idaho from 1995 to 2003 and was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 1990 to 1994.

Early life and education[]

Al Lance was born on April 27, 1949, in McComb, Ohio. He received his BA from South Dakota State University in 1971 and his JD from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, in 1973. From 1974 to 1978, he served as a junior officer in the 172d Infantry Brigade and at Corpus Christi Army Depot, receiving the Army Commendation Medal in 1977. Lance began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Fulton County, Ohio.

Political and legal career[]

Lance was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1990 and served as Majority Caucus Chairman during his second term in office, from 1993 to 1995. He was elected Attorney General of Idaho in 1994, serving from 1995 to 2003, Idaho's longest-serving Attorney General at that time. While serving as Attorney General, he also served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and as the Chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.

Honors and recognition[]

Lance is active in The American Legion and served as the National Commander from 1999 to 2000. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Toledo College of Law in 2002. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of State Veterans Homes for his service to veterans. He received the Humanitarian Award from the American Legion Auxiliary in 2000 for his work with veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. The Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance honored his efforts as Attorney General to combat domestic violence and protect the rights of crime victims with the 2002 Public Policy Leadership Award. In that year, he was also presented with the Profiles in Courage Award awarded by the Conference of Western Attorneys General for his leadership in a closely watched death-penalty case. He was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in November 2004.

See also[]

  • List of people from Ohio
  • List of University of Toledo people

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