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John Joseph Cavanaugh III (born August 1, 1945) is a Nebraska Democratic politician.

John Joseph Cavanaugh III
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byJohn Y. McCollister
Succeeded byHal Daub, Jr.
Personal details
John Joseph Cavanaugh III

(1945-08-01) August 1, 1945 (age 74)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materRegis University, Creighton University School of Law

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he graduated from Creighton Preparatory School in 1963, from Regis College in Denver, Colorado in 1967 and from Creighton University School of Law in 1972, all Roman Catholic schools. He was admitted to the bar in 1972 and set up practice in Omaha.

From 1968 to 1970 he served in the United States Army. In 1972 he was elected to the Nebraska Legislature and served until 1976 when he was elected to represent Nebraska's 2nd district in the Ninety-fifth United States Congress. He was reelected to the Ninety-sixth United States Congress serving from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1981. He did not run for reelection in 1980, opting to resume his practice in Omaha. He is a Catholic and was a delegate for Nebraska to the Democratic National Convention of 1980, 2000, and 2004. Cavanaugh is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[1]


  1. ^ "Issue One – ReFormers Caucus". Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  1. "Cavanaugh, John Joseph III". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  2. "Cavanaugh, John Joseph III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sam Klaver
Nebraska State Senator - District 9
1973 – 1977
Succeeded by
William E. Brennan
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Y. McCollister (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Succeeded by
Hal Daub, Jr. (R)