Nebraska Authors

Harlow Hyde

Hyde was a state budget analyst who, as a private citizen, attacked the Nebraska state budget for spending too much on higher education in an 11 page letter sent to state legislators and newspapers. This caused a temporary uproar at the University and in the State College System. An anti-Keynesian who believed all budgeting is household budgeting, he entered the Republican primary (1977), as a critic of Social Security funding, seeking to replace Charles Thone in Congress, but lost. He contributed to a number of state reports and was widely interviewed about his concern that the birth rate in Great Plains states was falling.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Great Plains


Budget Analyst for the Nebraska Department of Public Instruction

Places Worked

Department of Health and Human Services


Scraps of Paper: The Disarmament Treaties Between the Wars. 1988.

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