Robert Louis Clark, 1914-1988 [RG3893.AM]


RG3893.AM: Robert Louis Clark, 1914-1988

Papers: 1970-1975
Sidney, Cheyenne County, Neb.: State Senator, District 47; Pharmacist
Size: 2.0 cu.ft.


Robert L. Clark was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on July 6, 1914, the son of Talton E. and Beatrice (Collette) Clark. He graduated from Shenandoah, Iowa High School, and then attended Creighton University’s College of Pharmacy, 1932-1933. Clark received his Ph.D. from Denver College in 1935. The following year he married Lois Hardy. They had two children.

Clark made his living as a pharmacist in Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska. From 1960-1964, he served on the city council. He was also a member of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce. Clark was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral in November 1968; he was re-elected in 1972 and 1976, representing District 47.

Robert Louis Clark died at Sidney, Nebraska, on December 1, 1988.


This collection consists of two boxes of manuscript material arranged in four series: 1) Legislative Bills, 1971-1975; 2) Subject Files, 1970-1972; 3) Correspondence, 1971-1972; and 4) Miscellany, 1973-1975.

This collection relates to the legislative career of Robert L. Clark, State Senator from Nebraska’s 47th District. Series 1 contains information about Legislative Bills, 1971-1975. These are arranged in numerical order and consist of memos, reports, and letters dealing with each bill. In many cases, copies of the bills with attached notes are also included. Series 2 is an alphabetically-arranged subject file, 1970-1972. Legislative concerns and other political issues are used as subject headings.

The correspondence, 1971-1972, of Series 3 also deals with legislative issues. Letters are filed alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. Invitations and personal correspondence have separate folders. The miscellany of Series 4 consists of various directories of the Nebraska Legislature.


Series 1 – Legislative Bills, 1971-1975

Box 1

  1. Amendment 10, Phase-Out of Personal Property Tax
  2. LB 55, Engineers and architects
  3. LB 56, Crimes and Punishments
  4. LB 57, Flood and Storm Water Control
  5. LB 58, Aging
  6. LB 60, Committee on Banking, Commerce, and Insurance
  7. LB 74, Commodity Check-Off
  8. LB 82, Cable TV
  9. LB 114, Egg Bill
  10. LB 163, State Vocational Schools
  11. LB 321, Committee on Agriculture and Recreation
  12. LB 322, Committee on Agriculture and Recreation
  13. LB 323, Committee on Agriculture and Recreation
  14. LB 324, Committee on Public Health and Welfare
  15. LB 350, Pharmacies and Pharmacists
  16. LB 355, Oil and Gas Conservation
  17. LB 403, State Aid to Mentally Retarded
  18. LB 478, Committee on Labor
  19. LB 635, Schools
  20. LB 636, Taxation of Interest on Oil
  21. LB 640, Stepparent Support
  22. LB 675, Telecommunications Directions
  23. LB 758, Kansas-Nebraska
  24. LB 759, Community Colleges
  25. LB 892, Telecommunication
  26. LB 1221, Workmen’s Compensation
  27. LB 1357, Committee on Agriculture and Recreation
  28. Bill Titles and Index, 83rd Legislature, April 1974
  29. Subject Index to bills passed, 83rd Legislature, April 1974
  30. Interim Study Resolutions, 83rd Legislature, 1974
  31. Summary of Legislation, 83rd Legislature, 1974

Series 2 – Subject Files, 1970-1972

Box 1

  1. Budget Committee
  2. Council of State Governments
  3. “Curtis School”
  4. Drugs
  5. Educational Lands and Funds
  6. “Family Plan”
  7. Games and Parks
  8. Gas Commission
  9. Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co.
  10. “Kuhns”
  11. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
  12. Jack H. Lowe
  13. Miscellaneous bills
  14. Multistate Tax Commission
  15. Nebraska Public Library Commission
  16. Nebraska State Irrigation Association
  17. Orthopedic Hospital
  18. Personal Property Tax
  19. Public Employees Retirement Board
  20. Revenue
  21. Roads
  22. Schools
  23. Soil and Water
  24. Solid Waste Disposal
  25. Solid Waste Disposal
  26. Taxes
  27. Telecommunications
  28. Volunteer Fireman’s Association
  29. Welfare
  30. West Nebraska Vocational Technical School

Series 3 – Correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 2

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. Invitations
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. Mc
  15. N
  16. O
  17. P
  18. Personal
  19. R
  20. S
  21. T
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X-Y-Z

Series 4 – Miscellany, 1973-1975

Box 2

  1. Nebraska Legislative Ladies League, 1973-1974
  2. A Look at Your Unicameral, 1974
  3. Directory of Nebraska’s Legislature and Calendar, 1975

Subject headings:

Clark, Robert Louis, 1914-1988
Legislation — Nebraska
Legislative bodies — Nebraska
Nebraska. Legislature, 1970-1975

AIF 12-12-1979
Revised TMM 08-02-2007

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