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Collection Number RG0760.AM
Collection Name RG0760 Wesely, Don, 1954-
Identifier Political papers
Size and Materials 59.0 cu.ft.; 59 boxes
Title Don Wesely papers
Date or Date Span 1978-1998
Year Range from 1978
Year Range to 1998
Admin/Biographical History Born in David City, Nebraska on March 30, 1954, Don Wesely attended Lincoln public schools in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating from Lincoln Northeast High School. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his B.A. degree in 1977. Wesely started graduate coursework at UNL, but he was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1978, becoming the third youngest person ever to serve in the Unicameral Legislature.

Wesely served the 26th Legislative District of Northeast Lincoln for twenty years. His committee work included fourteen years as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. When he retired from the Legislature in 1998, Wesely was the eighth longest serving State Senator in Nebraska history.

In 1999, Don Wesely was elected the City of Lincoln's 49th Mayor. He served one term, leaving office in 2003.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of the legislative papers of State Senator Don Wesely. The materials date from 1978-1998 and include legislative bill files, agency files, correspondence, reports, etc.
Creator Wesely, Don, 1954-
Finding Aids Don Wesely finding aid
Subjects Political issues
Politics & government
People Wesely, Don, 1954-