|Collection||RG0760 Wesely, Don, 1954-|
|Object Name||Political papers|
|Extent of Description||59.0 cu.ft.; 59 boxes|
|Title||Don Wesely papers|
|Dates of Creation||1978-1998|
|Year Range from||1978|
|Year Range to||1998|
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|
Politics & government
Wesely, Don, 1954-