David C. Pierson, 1935-1989 [RG5113.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG5113.AM: David C. Pierson, 1935-1989

Papers: 1963-1972
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: Attorney
Size: 2.0 cu.ft.; 3 boxes

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

David C. Pierson, a native of Hastings, Nebraska, graduated from Lincoln High School. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the Yale Law School in 1963. He returned to Lincoln, where he became known as one of the city’s leading land use attorneys and as a primary spokesman for developers, contractors, and real estate brokers.

Pierson, along with Clayton Yeutter, Doug Bereuter, Jim Hewitt, and many other young Republicans became known as one of Governor Norbert Tiemann’s group of “whiz kids.” He was the campaign manager for Tiemann’s successful campaign for governor in 1966. He also served as chairman of the Nebraska Republican State Convention platform committee in 1968 and was on Tiemann’s re-election team in 1970, a race Tiemann lost to J. James Exon.

David C. Pierson died at age 53 on July 5, 1989.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of three boxes of manuscript material arranged in four subgroups: 1) 1966 Campaign; 2) 1968 Campaign; 3) 1970 Campaign; and 4) Tiemann Organization/Administration. This collection relates to the political campaigns, strategies, and positions of Norbert Tiemann during the years that he relied on David C. Pierson as his campaign manager and as an advisor.

Subgroups 1-3, containing Campaign materials from 1966, 1968, and 1970, include correspondence about campaign issues, fact sheets, position papers, press releases, platform language, contracts, publicity materials, schedules, and accomplishment statements. Subgroup 4, Tiemann Organization/Administration, pertains to gubernatorial appointments, inauguration activities, staffing, legislative work, and Republican Party representatives and delegates.

Note: See the Nebraska History Index for references to Pierson. The NSHS collections contain various materials relating to Norbert Tiemann, Clayton Yeutter, and Doug Bereuter.

INVENTORY

Subgroup 1: 1966 Campaign
Series 1 – Campaign files

Box 1
Folder

  1. October-December 1965
  2. December 1965-February 1966
  3. February-March 1966
  4. April 1966
  5. May 1966
  6. June 1966
  7. July 1966
  8. July 1966
  9. August 1966
  10. August 1966
  11. September 1966
  12. September 1966
  13. September 1966
  14. September 1966
  15. September 1966
  16. October 1966
  17. October 1966
  18. October 1966
  19. October 1966
  20. November 1966-January 1967

Series 2 – Campaign finances

  1. October 1965-April 1966
  2. May 1966
  3. June-September 1966
  4. October-November 1966
  5. Campaign Financial Reports and Statements

Subgroup 2: 1968 Campaign
Series 1 – Republican platform

  1. Republican Platform

Subgroup 3: 1970 Campaign
Series 1 – Campaign files

  1. October-November 1969
  2. December 1960-January 26, 1970
  3. January 27-February 9, 1970
  4. February 11-March 5, 1970
  5. March 6-13, 1970
  6. March 14-25, 1970
  7. March 26-April 1, 1970
  8. April 2-7, 1970
  9. April 8-10, 1970
  10. April 11-15, 1970

Box 2

  1. April 16-21, 1970
  2. April 22-24, 1970
  3. April 25-28, 1970
  4. April 29-May 4, 1970
  5. May 5-15, 1970
  6. May 20-June 1970
  7. July-August 17, 1970
  8. August 18-31, 1970
  9. September 1-7, 1970
  10. September 8-30, 1970
  11. October 1-7, 1970
  12. October 8-November, 1970
  13. Undated

Series 2 – Campaign finances

  1. 1969
  2. January 1970

Box 3

  1. February-April 1970
  2. May-July 6, 1970
  3. July 7-October 27, 1970
  4. October 28-November 10, 1970
  5. November 12, 1970-March 1972

Subgroup 4: Tiemann Organization/Appointments
Series 1 – Organization

  1. 1966-1967
  2. 1968

Series 2 – Administration

  1. 1963-November 10, 1966
  2. November 15-December 15, 1966
  3. December 16, 1966 – May 4, 1967
  4. May 5-September 15, 1967
  5. September 20, 1967-February 23, 1969
  6. April 4, 1969-December 23, 1970

Subject headings:

Bereuter, Douglas K., 1939-
Electioneering — Nebraska
Elections — Nebraska
Governors — Elections
Governors — Nebraska
Hewitt, James W.
Pierson, David C., 1935-1989
Politicians — Nebraska
Politics — Nebraska
Republican Party (Neb.)
Tiemann, Norbert Theodore, 1924-
Yeutter, Clayton K.

05-04-2009 TMM

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