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Glenn Cunningham (Nebraska politician)

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Glenn Clarence Cunningham (September 10, 1912 – December 18, 2003) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

Glenn Cunningham
Glenn Cunningham 1969.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byJackson B. Chase
Succeeded byJohn Y. McCollister
Mayor of Omaha
In office
1948–1954
Preceded byCharles W. Leeman
Succeeded byJohn R. Rosenblatt
Personal details
Born(1912-09-10)September 10, 1912
Omaha, Nebraska
DiedDecember 18, 2003(2003-12-18) (aged 91)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 10, 1912 and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1935. He sold insurance for a while. From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of the Omaha board of education and a member of Omaha city council from 1947 to 1948. He was elected Mayor of Omaha from 1949 to 1954.

He was a delegate to the 1948 Republican National Convention and to the 1952 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth United States Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses serving from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1971. He lost his bid for renomination to the Ninety-second United States Congress in 1970 to then Douglas County Commissioner John Y. McCollister. He died on December 18, 2003, in Omaha. He was a member of the Episcopalian church and of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Glenn Cunningham Lake was named for Cunningham.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cunningham, Glenn Clarence". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  2. "Cunningham, Glenn Clarence". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles W. Leeman
Mayor of Omaha
1948-1954
Succeeded by
John R. Rosenblatt
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jackson B. Chase (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1971
Succeeded by
John Y. McCollister (R)