Nebraska Authors

Grayce Burney

AKA: Grayce Etta Stevens Hahn Burney

Born 1907-11-19 Polk, NE (USA)

Died 1994-06-07
Polk, NE (USA)

Polk, NE (USA)
Grayce Burney is buried in the Polk Cemetery with first husband, Lloyd W. Hahn

Grayce E. Hahn married Dwight Burney in 1965 while he was still in office as Lt. Governor of Nebraska. At the time of the publication of Nebraska Legislative Memories in 1988, she had already compiled five other books and had published many articles in various Nebraska newspapers and magazines.

Places Lived

Polk, NE
Lincoln, NE
Hartington, NE
Central City, NE
Mesa, AZ

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Poetry


Government--Nebraska Legislature; Journalism; Nebraska History; Poetry


High School Diploma, 1926, Polk High School, Polk, NE
Graduate, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Graduate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


School Teacher
Newspaper Reporter

Places Worked

Central City Nonpareil
Omaha World-Herald
Lincoln Star
Polk Progress
Nebraska Farm Bureau Magazine


Husband was Nebraska author Dwight Burney, former Governor of Nebraska
Founder/President, Polk County Historical Society
Founder/President, Polk County Republican Women's Association
President, Nebraska Press Women's Club
Founder, Polk County Republican Women's Association


Sod House to Shelterbelt.
Polk Memoirs : Where Corn is King : Polk, Nebraska, 1874-1974. 1974.
Nebraska Legislative Memories: As Told By Former State Senators. 1988.

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