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Hal Daub
Hal Daub (2008).jpg
48th Mayor of Omaha
In office
1995–2001
Preceded bySubby Anzaldo (acting)
Succeeded byMike Fahey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
Preceded byJohn J. Cavanaugh
Succeeded byPeter Hoagland
Personal details
Born
Harold John Daub Jr.

(1941-04-23) April 23, 1941 (age 78)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
Washington University in St. Louis

Harold John Daub Jr. (born April 23, 1941) is an American lawyer and politician from Nebraska who served four terms in the United States House of Representatives and as the 54th Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. In 2012, Daub was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska system. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Background

Born at Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, North Carolina, where his father was stationed in the military, Daub grew up in North Omaha. He graduated from Benson High School before receiving his B.S. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1963, and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska in 1966. He served in the United States Army as an infantry captain from 1966 to 1968 in Korea.[1] Daub is a Distinguished Eagle Scout.[2]

Daub settled in Omaha, where he went into private practice of law.

Political career

After moving to Omaha, Daub became active in the Republican Party. He ran for the United States House of Representatives in the Omaha-based 2nd congressional district in 1978, losing to incumbent Democrat John J. Cavanaugh III. Cavanaugh declined to run for re-election in 1980 and Daub ran for the seat again, defeating Democrat Richard Fellman.[3] Daub was reelected three times, in 1982, 1984, and 1986.

In March 1987, Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator Edward Zorinsky, a Democrat, died of a heart attack and Governor Kay A. Orr appointed businessman David Karnes to fill the seat. Daub challenged Karnes in the Republican primary for election to a full term in the Senate in 1988, but lost by nine points to Karnes, who then lost the general election to former Democratic Governor Bob Kerrey. In 1990, Daub challenged the state's other Democratic senator, J. James Exon, for reelection, easily winning the Republican nomination, but losing the general election by a substantial margin to Exon.

In 1995, Daub won a special election for Mayor of Omaha following the resignation of Mayor P.J. Morgan, and was narrowly elected to a full term in 1997, both times defeating city councilwoman Brenda Council. In 2001, he was defeated for reelection by insurance executive Mike Fahey in a close race. Daub then served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board from 2002 to 2006 and joined Missouri-based law firm Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP (now Husch Blackwell) in 2005.

In 2007, Daub briefly ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Chuck Hagel; he exited the race to offer an early endorsement to Mike Johanns, former Nebraska governor and USDA secretary, who won the seat.[4]

In 2008, Daub announced he was running again for Mayor of Omaha in the 2009 election. In the April 2009 primary, he received the most votes;[5] however, in the May 2009 runoff election, he lost to Jim Suttle, with unofficial final results of 48.7% to 50.7%.[6] In that election, Democrats also gained control of the city council.

Daub served for five years on the board of Omaha's Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA). In 2012, he was elected to the board of regents of the Nebraska University system. In 2018, he was defeated in his reelection bid by Barbara Weitz.

Currently, Daub is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[7]

References

  1. ^ Dunker, Chris. [https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/nu-president-defends-players-right-to-kneel-following-critical-comments/article_9ce9b1d7-24b6-5892-98fd-16d9ba999dfe.html "NU president defends players' right to kneel following critical comments from regent", The Lincoln Journal Star, 28 September 2016. Accessed 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Hal Daub". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Election 80—New Faces in the House". Washington Post. November 23, 1980. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hal Daub exits Senate race", Omaha.com, Retrieved September 29, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.votedouglascounty.com/pdf/2009Primary/Results-Summary.htm
  6. ^ "2009 Election results", Vote Douglas County
  7. ^ "Issue One – ReFormers Caucus". Retrieved 2019-11-07.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Joseph Cavanaugh III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
1981 - 1989
Succeeded by
Peter Hoagland
Political offices
Preceded by
Subby Anzaldo
Mayor of Omaha
1995 - 2001
Succeeded by
Mike Fahey
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