U.S. Congressman. During World War I, he served as a Sergeant in the 22nd Engineers, U.S. Army (1918-19). After the war, he graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1926, University of California in 1928 and University of Nebraska in 1934. He was superintendent of schools in Bradshaw, Nebraska (1926-29), De Witt, Nebraska (1929-37) and a member of the Norfolk, Nebraska, School Board (1942-51). He was also was on the Governor’s Highway Advisory Committee and owned an oil business in Norfolk, Nebraska. In 1951, he was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress and reelected to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1959. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was an adviser to Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture (1959-60 and Nebraska State director of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (1960-62).
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Nanci Belle Harrison Lingenfelter