Nebraska Authors

Gale McGee

Born 1915-03-17 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1992-04-09
Washington, DC (USA)

The author taught history for some 20 years, mostly at the University of Wyoming before being elected as a Democratic United States Senator from Wyoming in 1958. He was re-elected twice, serving from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977. He was defeated in his campaign for re-election in 1976. He later served Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as the Ambassador to the Organisation of American States. He then worked as a consultant and lobbyist in Washington.

Places Lived

Norfolk, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


United States Senator; International Relations; Foreign Policy; Public Policy; History


Master of Arts, 1936, Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, NE
PhD in History, 1946, University of Chicago

Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan


The Responsibilities of World Power. 1968.

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