Judge Christensen, Lenox, was appointed to the bench in 1993. Born in Atlantic, Iowa, he received both his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Iowa. After graduating in 1973, he went into private practice for approximately 20 years. Judge Christensen is a member of the District 5B, Taylor County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations. He also belongs to the Iowa Judges' Association. He is married and has three children.