Nebraska Authors

George Norris

Born 1861

Died 1944

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Most remembered for his connection with rural electrification and for his opposition to World War I, a 'Progressive'. Now best known in Nebraska for his role in the creation of the Unicameral Legislature. State legislator, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1902 where he served five terms. He served in the U.S. Senate 1912-1943. Norris's vocal opposition to World War I assured him of re-election in Nebraska for the remainder of his career, and that allowed him to speak his mind and follow his best judgment in a way few other politicians could, taking him in directions that seem untypical for Nebraska.

See also Alvin S. Johnson.

His 1936 and 1942 campaign manager was Lincoln journalist and Lincoln Star editor Jim Lawrence.

Places Lived

McCook, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Autobiography; Politics


US Senator from Nebraska, 1912-1942


Nebraska 150 Books honor for Fighting Liberal, 2017
“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 4 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans


Thou Shalt Not Steal: Speech in the House of Representatives. 1912.
Peace Without Hate. 1943.
Fighting Liberal. 1945.

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