Dwight Willard Burney
|30th Governor of Nebraska|
September 9, 1960 - January 5, 1961
|Ralph G. Brooks|
|Frank B. Morrison|
|26th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska|
January 10, 1957 - January 7, 1965
|Governor||Victor E. Anderson (1957-1959)|
Ralph G. Brooks (1959-1960)
Frank B. Morrison (1961-1965)
|Charles J. Warner|
|Philip C. Sorensen|
|Member of the Nebraska Senate|
|Born||January 7, 1892|
Hartington, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||March 10, 1987 (aged 95)|
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of South Dakota|
Burney was born in Hartington, Nebraska, the son of Willard H. Burney, a Representative in the Nebraska legislature in 1919. He attended rural schools and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1912. After graduation, he taught in high schools, farmed and ranched. For 25 years, he was director of the Hartington rural schools.
In 1957, Burney became the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. Re-elected, he served in that office until he became governor of Nebraska after Gov. Ralph G. Brooks died in office on September 9, 1960. During his tenure, a state sales tax was promoted, and controversy over the firing of Jack Obblick, the Director of State Aeronautics, was handled. He was governor of Nebraska until the inauguration of Gov. Frank B. Morrison in 1961, and served again as Lieutenant Governor until 1965.
Burney's wife Edna died in 1962, and he married Grayce Hahn (1907-1994) of Polk, Nebraska on January 1, 1965. Burney and Grayce made their home in Polk. Burney died in his winter home in Mesa, Arizona, on March 10, 1987. He is interred at Hartington, Nebraska. He was a Freemason.
Charles J. Warner
| Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
January 10, 1957 – January 7, 1965
Philip C. Sorensen
Ralph G. Brooks
| Governor of Nebraska
September 9, 1960 – January 5, 1961
Frank B. Morrison
|Party political offices|
Fred A. Seaton
| Republican nominee for
Governor of Nebraska