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Hazel Hempel Abel
Birth: Jul. 10, 1888
Plattsmouth
Cass County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1966
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

U.S. Senator. Always noted as a very able woman, she graduated from the University of Nebraska, in 1908, was a high school teacher of mathematics, plus principal of high schools in Papillion, Ashland and Crete, Nebraska, (1908-16). In addition, she was president of her husbandís Abel Construction Company, (1937-52), chairwoman of the board of directors of Abel Investment Company, (1952-53) and vice chairwoman of the Nebraska State Republican Central Committee in 1954. On November 2, 1954, she was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight Griswold and served until her resignation on December 31, 1954. She was a delegate to White House Conference on Education in 1955, chairwoman of Nebraska delegation to the Republican National Convention in 1956 and a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission, (1955-59). She was then chairwoman on the board of trustees, Doane College and a member on board of the trustees of Nebraska Wesleyan College, until her death at age 78. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles L. Hempel (1861 - 1954)
  Ella A. Beetison Hempel (1866 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  George Philip Abel (1882 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  George Philip Abel (1920 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hazel Hempel Abel (1888 - 1966)
  Grace Hempel Sistek (1890 - 1979)*
  Eugene Dewey Hempel (1898 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot: Sec-22 Lot-35 Sp-3
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 2002
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