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Oren Sturman Copeland (March 16, 1887 – April 10, 1958) was an American Republican Party politician.

Oren S. Copeland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJohn Hyde Sweet
Succeeded byCarl Curtis
Personal details
Born(1887-03-16)March 16, 1887
Huron, South Dakota
DiedApril 10, 1958(1958-04-10) (aged 71)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican

He was born on a farm near Huron, South Dakota on March 16, 1887, and moved with his parents to Pender, Nebraska in 1891. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1904 to 1907 and worked at a Lincoln newspaper in 1910 and a gas station in 1913.

He served as city commissioner in the department of public safety from 1935 to 1937 when he was elected mayor of Lincoln. He resigned as mayor to run for congress and was elected to the Seventy-seventh United States Congress. He was unsuccessful in being renominated and returned to the retail fuel business. He was a delegate to the 1912 Republican National Convention. He died in Lincoln on April 10, 1958, and is buried there in Wyuka Cemetery.


  1. "Copeland, Oren Sturman". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 27, 2006.
  2. "Copeland, Oren Sturman". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 27, 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles W. Bryan
Mayor of Lincoln
1937 – 1940
Succeeded by
Robert Erle Campbell
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Hyde Sweet (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Carl T. Curtis (R)