Nebraska Authors

Gilbert M. Savery

Born 1917-10-10 Shelby, NE (USA)

Died 2018-11-02
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Longtime Lincoln journalist, Savery began his career at the Lincoln Evening Journal in 1941. As news editor, Savery led a team of reporters that won the Lincoln Journal a 1949 Pulitzer Prize for a campaign to establish a bipartisan committee to spot important issues early in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Journalism


Churches--Lincoln, Nebraska; Methodism--Lincoln. Journalism; Local Reminiscence


Lincoln High School
Attended the University of Nebraska, but left to obtain a job before graduation.




Gil Savery scholarship at the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communication honors him.
Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame (inducted 2005)
Nebraska Press Association Master Publisher-Editor Award, 2010
Savery's 100th birthday, October 10, 2017 was declared "Gil Savery" day by Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler.


Southminster United Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE


A Brief History of Southminster United Methodist Churh, 1888-1988. 1988.
Lincoln Looks Back. 2009. (Introduction to the book by Mary Jane Nielsen and Jonathan Roth)
Nebraska: A Pictorial History. 1975. (co-editor with Bruce Nicoll)
Enjoy the Wonderful Sounds of NEBRASKA. 2017.

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