Robert M. Armstrong [RG3799.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3799.AM:  Robert M. Armstrong, 1892-1981

Scrapbook, 1936-1938; mostly 1937
Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Lawyer; state legislator
Size:  1 volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born April 29, 1892 at Auburn, Nebraska, Robert M. Armstrong attended Auburn High School and then the University of Nebraska.  He passed the bar in 1913 and practiced law in Auburn as a member of Lambert and Armstrong.  Armstrong married Alma G. Plasters in May of 1914 and had two sons.  Robert Armstrong served as Auburn City Clerk in 1919 and established the law firm of Armstrong and Wiltse in 1923.  Armstrong also served as a Nemaha County judge from 1921 to 1925.  Robert Armstrong was elected to the first Unicameral Legislature and served the 2nd District from 1937 to 1939.  After his term in the legislature, Armstrong returned to his law practice.  Robert M. Armstrong died on June 16, 1981 and was buried next to his wife in the Sheridan Cemetery at Auburn, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Robert M. Armstrong.  The scrapbook documents the first Unicameral Legislature.  The majority of items in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings from 1937.  Also included are a few writings by Armstrong, as well as certificates, programs and other ephemera relating to Armstrong’s legislative service.  The materials date from 1936-1938.

INVENTORY

Scrapbook, 1936-1938

 

Subject headings:

Armstrong, Robert M., 1892-1981
Legislative bodies -- Nebraska
Legislators -- Nebraska
Nebraska -- Politics and government
Nebraska -- Unicameral

 

TMM     09-13-2018

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