Glenn Cunningham (Nebraska)
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Glenn Cunningham Nebraska
Glenn Cunningham
Glenn Cunningham 1969.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district

January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1971
Jackson B. Chase
John Y. McCollister
Mayor of Omaha

1948-1954
Charles W. Leeman
John R. Rosenblatt
Personal details
Born(1912-09-10)September 10, 1912
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedDecember 18, 2003(2003-12-18) (aged 91)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha

Glenn Clarence Cunningham (September 10, 1912 - December 18, 2003) was an American Republican politician.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 10, 1912 and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1935. He sold insurance for a while. From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of the Omaha board of education and a member of Omaha city council from 1947 to 1948. He was elected Mayor of Omaha from 1949 to 1954.

He was a delegate to the 1948 Republican National Convention and to the 1952 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth United States Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses serving from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1971. Cunningham voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957,[1] 1960,[2] 1964,[3] and 1968,[4] and the Voting Rights Act of 1965,[5] but did not vote on the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[6] He lost his bid for renomination to the Ninety-second United States Congress in 1970 to then Douglas County Commissioner John Y. McCollister. He died on December 18, 2003, in Omaha. He was a member of the Episcopalian church and of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Glenn Cunningham Lake was named for Cunningham.

References

  1. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  2. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
  3. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
  4. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
  5. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".
  6. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.
  1. "Cunningham, Glenn Clarence". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2006.
  2. "Cunningham, Glenn Clarence". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Omaha
1948-1954
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1971
Succeeded by



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