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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in Nebraska

Charles W. Bryan Charles Wayland Bryan (1867-1945) — also known as Charles W. Bryan — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., February 10, 1867. Democrat. Coal business; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1915-17, 1935-37; Governor of Nebraska, 1923-25, 1931-35; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1938; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 4, 1945 (age 78 years, 22 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan; brother of William Jennings Bryan; married, November 29, 1892, to Bessie Elizabeth Brokaw; uncle of Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954).
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Francis Radke
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Lincoln
Oren S. Copeland Oren Sturman Copeland (1887-1958) — also known as Oren S. Copeland — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1941-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 10, 1958 (age 71 years, 25 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Copeland and Josephine D. (French) Copeland; married, March 16, 1916, to Iva C. Young.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Samuel Williams Reynolds (1890-1988) — also known as Sam W. Reynolds — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., August 11, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; coal dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1952, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954. Member, American Legion. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., March 20, 1988 (age 97 years, 222 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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