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Henry Carl LUCKEY

(1868-1956)

LUCKEY, Henry Carl, a Representative from Nebraska; born near East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., November 22, 1868; moved to Nebraska with his parents, who settled on a farm near Columbus in Platte County in 1873; attended the public schools and the Lutheran parochial school in Columbus, Nebr.; was graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1912; pursued a postgraduate course at Columbia University, New York City in 1914 and 1915; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Columbus, Nebr., 1894-1900; moved to Lincoln, Nebr., in 1900; was admitted to the bar in 1912 but did not practice; engaged in the real estate business and in the construction of homes 1917-1927; member of the board of trustees of Midland College, Fremont, Nebr., 1919-1925; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the real estate business and also engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1946, when he retired and moved to Richmond, Calif.; died in El Cerrito, Calif., December 31, 1956; interment in Sunset View Cemetery.

Bibliography

Luckey, Henry Carl. 85 American Years; Memoirs of a Nebraska Congressman. Hicksville, N.Y.: Exposition Press, 1955.

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

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