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Name Thone, Charles
Born 4 January 1924
Birthplace USA: Nebraska (Cedar County), Hartington
Places of residence USA: Nebraska, Lincoln
Nebraska, Lincoln
Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln (J.D. 1950)
Notes Charles Thone was born in Hartington, Nebraska, January 4, 1924. He served as Deputy Secretary of State, 1950-1951; Assistant Attorney General, 1951-1952; Assistant United States District Attorney, Lincoln, 1952-1954; administrative assistant to United States Senator Roman L. Hruska, 1954-1959. Nebraska representative, United States Senator Dwight P. Griswold, 1951-1952; delegate-at-large, GOP presidential elector for Nebraska, 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1968; chairman, Nebraska delegation to 1972-1980 Republican National Convention. Elected to Supreme Court Judicial Nomination Commission, 1969 for a six-year term. Elected to the United States House of Representatives, November 3, 1970. Re-elected 1972, 1974, 1976. Elected as Governor 1978. (From Governor's Finding Aid)
Occupation Politics
State Chairman, Nebraska Republican Party (1966-1969)
Representative for Nebraska's 1st District (1971-1979)
Governor of Nebraska (1979-1983)
Spouse Thone, Ruth

Associated Records

Image of RG4146.AM - RG4146 A New Day: Beyond ERA (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG4146.AM - RG4146 A New Day: Beyond ERA (Lincoln, Neb.)

This collection consists of one box of manuscript materials arranged in four series: 1) Organizational Materials; 2) Publicity Materials; 3) Minutes, Agendas, and Budgets; and 4) Miscellany. The collection relates to the planning and implementation of the July 1, 1982 "A New Day: Beyond E.R.A." All of the materials in the collection were produced during May-July 1982. Series 1 includes Organizational Materials provided by the National Women's Conference Committee (NWCC). Of special interest is the New Day Local Coordinators Training Manual. The Public Relations Materials of Series 2 consists of a brief outline of the history of the ERA in the Nebraska Legislature, newspaper clippings, a

Image of 10966-1 - Gown, Evening, Governor's Inauguration, Ruth Raymond Thone, 1978

10966-1 - Gown, Evening, Governor's Inauguration, Ruth Raymond Thone, 1978

Long green ball gown of polyester chiffon over green acetate lining. Long sleeves, elastic cuffs, draped neckline, pleated cumberbund style waistband, back nylon neck zipper, flared, bias skirt. Labels: Miss Elliete, California and Hovland Swanson. Labeled a size 10.

Image of 13117-2 - Program, A Nebraska Tribute to Charley and Ruth Thone, 1982

13117-2 - Program, A Nebraska Tribute to Charley and Ruth Thone, 1982

Rectangular program with dark blue ink. Cover displays photo of Ronald Reagan with caption: "Ronald Reagan PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA". To right, a photo of Charles Thone is present with caption: "Charles Thone GOVERNOR of the STATE of NEBRASKA". On lower half of the program: "A NEBRASKA TRIBUTE TO CHARLEY and RUTH THONE". Two staples bound the program.

Image of 13117-11 - Brochure, Thone Campaign

13117-11 - Brochure, Thone Campaign

Thin cardboard brochure. Interior contains two pocket-folds, which contain 10 separate color paper flyers (red, white, & blue) each referencing a different issue in Thone's campaign. Outer cardboard has blue and red ink printing, and a glossy finish.

Image of 13117-12 - Button, Luv the Gov

13117-12 - Button, Luv the Gov

Pin-back button. White text over red background. "LUV THE GUV"

Image of 13117-1 - Brochure, Governor’s Address to the 1982 Governor’s Conference on Aging

13117-1 - Brochure, Governor’s Address to the 1982 Governor’s Conference on Aging

Brochure is rectangular and of the tri-fold style. Print is royal blue. Obverse: "GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS to THE 1982 GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON AGING Kearney, Nebraska May 4, 1982."

Image of 13117-10 - Brochure, Charles Thone Campaign Manual 1972

13117-10 - Brochure, Charles Thone Campaign Manual 1972

8 page campaign brochure with two staples binding together four pieces of paper. Cover paper is of a finer, stiffer grade. Blue and red ink.

Image of 13117-3 - Brochure, Governor’s Mansion, Gov. & Mrs. Thone

13117-3 - Brochure, Governor’s Mansion, Gov. & Mrs. Thone

Six-page glossy color pamphlet. Photo of Nebraska's Governor's mansion with caption on front: "NEBRASKA'S GOVERNOR'S HOUSE GOVERNOR AND MRS. CHARLES THONE." Text on back side of cover: "I visited Nebraska's Governor's House." Beneath this are a series of lines with a line labeled "Name", "Return Address", and then in the lower right: "To"; the back constitutes a postcard-type format. Interior pages of pamphlet include photos of various rooms inside the Governor's house, as well as a photo of the Nebraska First Family and a historical photo of the first Governor's Residence --- all of these are captioned. The last page (interior side of posterior cover) lists facts about the Governor's House

Image of 13117-4 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

13117-4 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

Standard glossy cardboard matchbook (matches have been removed) with obverse-side striking strip, red ink on exterior, and black ink on interior. Hole where staple was present on distal end. Obverse side print: "Charley Thone GOVERNOR." Footer text: "Union Made A.F.L./C.I.O. Local 18734 CLOSE COVER STRIKE MATCH ON BACK." Matchbook saddle, or proximal end text: "Vote for". Reverse side: "A Record Of Common Sense Leadership." Interior of upper half of book reads in black ink: "THONE GOVERNOR" with an "x'ed" box image adjacent to the text. Also: "THONE FOR GOVERNOR ART KNOX & KAY ORR CO-CHAIRMEN WALTER JANCKE Treas. LINCOLN." Maker's mark on bottom of fold in red ink: "Bob Stephens & Assoc. Linc

Image of 13117-5 - Matchbook,  Charley Thone Governor

13117-5 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

Standard glossy cardboard matchbook (matches have been removed) with obverse-side striking strip, red ink on exterior, and black ink on interior. Hole where staple was present on distal end. Obverse side print: "Charley Thone GOVERNOR." Footer text: "Union Made A.F.L./C.I.O. Local 18734 CLOSE COVER STRIKE MATCH ON BACK." Matchbook saddle, or proximal end text: "Vote for". Reverse side: "A Record Of Common Sense Leadership." Interior of upper half of book reads in black ink: "THONE GOVERNOR" with an "x'ed" box image adjacent to the text. Also: "THONE FOR GOVERNOR ART KNOX & KAY ORR CO-CHAIRMEN WALTER JANCKE Treas. LINCOLN." Maker's mark on bottom of fold in red ink: "Bob Stephens & Assoc. Linc

Image of 13117-6 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

13117-6 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

Standard glossy cardboard matchbook (matches have been removed) with obverse-side striking strip, red ink on exterior, and black ink on interior. Hole where staple was present on distal end. Obverse side print: "Charley Thone GOVERNOR." Footer text: "Union Made A.F.L./C.I.O. Local 18734 CLOSE COVER STRIKE MATCH ON BACK." Matchbook saddle, or proximal end text: "Vote for". Reverse side: "A Record Of Common Sense Leadership." Interior of upper half of book reads in black ink: "THONE GOVERNOR" with an "x'ed" box image adjacent to the text. Also: "THONE FOR GOVERNOR ART KNOX & KAY ORR CO-CHAIRMEN WALTER JANCKE Treas. LINCOLN." Maker's mark on bottom of fold in red ink: "Bob Stephens & Assoc. Linc

Image of 13117-7 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

13117-7 - Matchbook, Charley Thone Governor

Standard glossy cardboard matchbook (matches have been removed) with obverse-side striking strip, red ink on exterior, and black ink on interior. Hole where staple was present on distal end. Obverse side print: "Charley Thone GOVERNOR." Footer text: "Union Made A.F.L./C.I.O. Local 18734 CLOSE COVER STRIKE MATCH ON BACK." Matchbook saddle, or proximal end text: "Vote for". Reverse side: "A Record Of Common Sense Leadership." Interior of upper half of book reads in black ink: "THONE GOVERNOR" with an "x'ed" box image adjacent to the text. Also: "THONE FOR GOVERNOR ART KNOX & KAY ORR CO-CHAIRMEN WALTER JANCKE Treas. LINCOLN." Maker's mark on bottom of fold in red ink: "Bob Stephens & Assoc. Linc

Image of 13117-8 - Christmas card from Governor and Mrs. Thone

13117-8 - Christmas card from Governor and Mrs. Thone

Yellowish-creme in color, rectangular, cardboard greeting card with dark green ink. Obverse image is a drawing depicting the Governor's House --- this drawing is signed by the artist, Duane Hutchinson and copyrighted from 1975. The interior top half of card has a color photo of the First Family of Nebraska, and is captioned: "Ann, Ruth, Mary, Charley, Amy." Print on interior lower half: "May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year. The Thones"

Image of 13117-9 - Brochure, Charley Thone for Lt. Gov

13117-9 - Brochure, Charley Thone for Lt. Gov

Rectangular brochure with black and dark blue ink, with black and white photos. Photo of Charley Thone on obverse cover. Beneath photo, an image of a voting box with an x marked on it is adjacent to the text: "EXPERIENCE - Still The Best Teacher! Charley THONE "TRAINED FOR THE JOB" LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR November 3rd"

Image of 13143-22 - Matchbook, Charles Thone, Member of Congress

13143-22 - Matchbook, Charles Thone, Member of Congress

A matchbook, held together with a single staple. The front features the Great Seal of the United States printed in black. Below this is printed, also in black, "Charles Thone Member of Congress" all on a white background. The back is a picture of a rocket lifting off. The rocket is likely part of the Apollo missions and possibly a Saturn rocket. The top reads "Washington D.C." in black letters. On the interior the 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers football schedule is printed in black ink.

Image of 13143-23 - Matchbook, Charley Thone for Lt. Governor

13143-23 - Matchbook, Charley Thone for Lt. Governor

Matchbook in support of Charley Thone for Lieutenant Governor. The front reads, "Charley Thone for Lieutenant Governor G.O.P." with the name and the office in red and the rest in blue on a white background. The back is a picture of Thone printed in blue. The top is a blue rectangle with the words, "Your Vote & Support Appreciated" in white. The interior is a short biography of Thone in blue. One staple holds the matchbook together.

Image of 13143-27 - Matchbook, Charley Thone for Congress

13143-27 - Matchbook, Charley Thone for Congress

Matchbook without matches supporting Charley Thone for Congress. The front has a white background with red letters reading "Charley Thone For Congress." The back features a picture of the Liberty Bell with the American flag and a dark doorway off to the left side in the background, the rest of the room being white. The interior of the matchbook reads "One good term deserves another" in black lettering on a white background.

Image of 13143-47 - Brochure, The Man for All Reasons, Thone's the One!

13143-47 - Brochure, The Man for All Reasons, Thone's the One!

When folded up the top says "THE MAN FOR ALL(in red) REASONS." When unfolded the front side has "THONE'S THE ONE" with a picture of Thone in front of the U.S. capital building. Below that are pictures of Thone and his family, and a picture of Thone talking to two farmers. On the page is a breakdown of Thone's qualifications. On the back side there are 7 pictures. On the first flap with pictures there is a picture of Thone at a grocery store. Next to that is a picture of Thone talking to Richard Nixon. Below the Nixon picture there is a picture of Thone with three people. Next to that is a picture of an award that Thone won. Below that is a picture of Thone reading a document another m

Image of 13143-79-(1-2) - Letter, from Charles Thone, 1974 Campaign, with Envelope

13143-79-(1-2) - Letter, from Charles Thone, 1974 Campaign, with Envelope

Letter: White. Picture of Nebraska's three districts on top right proper corner. Beneath that is a list of all the counties in District 1. "Charles Thone, Representative in Congress Nebraska District 1. Letter is to the "Boye Family." Is talking to undecided voters and explaining why Thone should be re-elected. 303 So. 13th Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, Telephone (402) 435-3238. Envelope: "CONGRESSMAN CHARLES THONE 303 South 13th STREET LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68508". "Boye Family 2035 So. 20th Lincoln, Ne 68502.

Image of 13143-79-(3) - Postcard, Charles Thone Family Outside Capitol

13143-79-(3) - Postcard, Charles Thone Family Outside Capitol

Picture of U.S. capital building with Thone, his wife, and 3 daughters seating on the lawn in front of it. "Vote Charles Thone," with a X in a box next to Charles Thone. Below the picture "The Thone Family-Charley, Amy, Ann, Mary, Ruthie- in Washington. On the back "You can trust Thone." A few sentences written to a Nebraska voter is below that.