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Nebraska: Secretaries of State


Nebraska Secretaries of State, 1867-1993 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas P. Kennard 1867-71 William H. James 1871-73 John J. Gosper 1873-75 Bruno Tzschuck 1875-79 S. J. Alexander 1879-83 Edward P. Roggen 1883-87 Gilbert Lafayette Laws 1887-89 Benjamin R. Cowdery 1889-91 John C. Allen 1891-95 Joel A. Piper 1895-97 William F. Porter 1897-1901 George W. Marsh 1901-05 A. Galusha 1905-07 George C. Junkin 1907-11 Addison Wait 1911-15 Charles W. Pool 1915-19 Darius M. Amsberry 1919-23 Charles W. Pool 1923-27 Frank Marsh 1927-33 Harry R. Swanson 1933-41 Frank Marsh 1941-51 James S. Pittenger 1951-53 Frank Marsh 1953-71 Allen J. Beermann 1971-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Nov 20: Gilbert Lafayette Laws, resigned; Benjamin R. Cowdery, appointed.
  • 1936: William A. Burkett, defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Frank Marsh (Rep), elected; Harry R. Swanson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Frank Marsh (Rep), elected; Grace Shallenberger (Dem), defeated.
  • 1951 Feb 5: Frank Marsh, died in office.
  • 1952: Frank Marsh (Rep), elected.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Frank Marsh (Rep), elected; V. C. Havorka, Sr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Frank Marsh (Rep), elected; George A. Meister (Dem), defeated.
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