William E. BARRETT, Congress, NE (1929)


BARRETT, William E., a Representative from Nebraska; born in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebr., February 9, 1929; B.A., Hastings College, 1952; graduate of the Nebraska Realtors Institute; certified real estate broker; admissions counselor, Hastings College, 1952-1954, assistant director of admissions, 1954-1956; partner in a real estate agency, Lexington, 1956-1959; officer of a real estate agency, 1959-1990; member, Nebraska Republican State Executive Committee, 1964-1966, 1973-1979, chairman, 1973-1975; member, Republican National Committee, 1973-1975; delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention; chaired the Nebraska primary and general election campaigns of President Gerald Ford, 1975-1976; trustee and co-founder, Nebraska Real Estate Political Education Committee; State senator, 1979-1991, speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, 1987-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present