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Charles THONE

(1924- )

THONE, Charles, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebr., January 4, 1924; J.D., University of Nebraska Law School, Lincoln, 1950; admitted to the Nebraska bar in 1950 and commenced practice in Lincoln; president, Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1952; Infantry NCO and officer during the Second World War; administrative assistant to United States Senator Roman L. Hruska, 1954-1959; chairman, Lincoln Human Rights Commission, 1966-1969; State chairman, Nebraska Republican Party, 1959-1962; delegate at large, Republican National Conventions, 1952, 1956, and 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress, but was elected Governor of Nebraska in 1978 and served from January 4, 1979, until January 6, 1983; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982; is a resident of Lincoln, Nebr.

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

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