George Althouse

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George Althouse
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Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 11th district
In office
February 20, 1970 – January 5, 1971
Appointed byGov. Norbert Tiemann
Preceded byEdward Danner
Succeeded byErnie Chambers
Personal details
Born1896
Moberly, Missouri
DiedNovember 22, 1981(1981-11-22) (aged 84–85)
Grand Island, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican

George Althouse (1896 – November 22, 1981) was a Republican politician from Omaha who served in the Unicameral Nebraska Legislature in 1970. Appointed by Gov. Norbert Tiemann after the death of Sen. Edward Danner, Althouse created controversy when, in a floor speech in the Legislature, he said "If it is [God's] plan that the white man be in command, there is nothing we can do about it, so let's all join up and work together."[1] Althouse's opponent in the 1970 election, Ernie Chambers, would often cite this speech as a motivating factor behind his candidacy. Althouse lost to Chambers in the 1970 election.

Notes

  1. "Althouse: Let's Join And Work Together, Lincoln Star, Jun. 17, 1970.

Further Reading

Dave Sund, "1970: 'They're In For A Surprise'"