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Robert Dinsmore HARRISON

(1897-1977)

HARRISON, Robert Dinsmore, a Representative from Nebraska; born on a farm near Panama, Lancaster County, Nebr., January 26, 1897; attended the public schools of Lancaster County; was graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1926, University of California in 1928, and University of Nebraska in 1934; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the Twenty-second Engineers in 1918 and 1919; superintendent of schools in Bradshaw, Nebr., 1926-1929, and in De Witt, Nebr., 1929-1937; member of the Norfolk, Nebr., School Board 1942-1951, and the Governor’s Highway Advisory Committee; owned and operated an oil business in Norfolk, Nebr.; also operated a farm in Cedar County, Nebr.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress, December 4, 1951, in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Karl Stefan; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 4, 1951, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; adviser to Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture from January 6, 1959 to April 1, 1960; appointed Nebraska State director, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, April 1, 1960, and served until February 1, 1962; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; retired and resided in Norfolk, Nebr., where he died June 11, 1977; interment in Panama Cemetery, Panama, Nebr.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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