Nebraska Authors

Curt Donaldson

Born 1948 Danville, IL (USA)

Donaldson appeared on the scene as one of Lincoln, Nebraska's livelier local characters in the late 1960s. Some locals will remember his eccentrically decorated VW van from those years. He wrote a column for the Lincoln newspaper in the 1980s and served on numerous local boards. Donaldson was widely respected for mastering the details of economic, technical and political issues. He was a Nebraska Congressional candidate in 1982 and served on the Lincoln City Council in the 1990s. Mainly self-employed as a carpenter and contractor, he was always willing to offer sharp commentary on contemporary events.

Places Lived

Danville, IL
Bellevue, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Politics; Editorials


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Property Manager and Contractor
Former Member of the Lincoln City Council

Places Worked

City Council, Lincoln, NE


Stumping the District: Donaldson for Congress. 1982.

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