Nebraska Hall of Fame: George Norris

Congressman, Senator, Father of the Unicameral.

George Norris (1861 - 1944) has an impressive legacy in both Nebraska and nationwide. Although he was born in Ohio, he lived in Beaver City, Beatrice, and McCook after moving to Nebraska.

He represented Nebraska in the US House of Representatives from 1903-1913 and in the US Senate from 1913-1943. His accomplishments from his time in Washington DC include initiation of reform of House rules, anti-injunction law for labor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, rural electrification, and the 20th amendment to the US Constitution.

He was the first person ever inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1961.

 

Other Resources: 

Pulizter Prize Awarded for 1930 Editorial on George Norris

A Reflective View by George W. Norris 

     (A 1943 letter from Norris detailing his decisions and defeat in 1942.)

Senator George Norris State Historical Site 

"Gentle River Goes Mad"

     (An article about the 1935 Republic River Flood, including information about Norris's efforts to assist those impacted.)

Norris's Snarky Letter to an Auto Dealer

"Unicameral Gavel" 

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