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Lincoln, NE

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.lincoln.ne.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.lcoc.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.lincoln.org/

Population:
225581 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1856

County:
Lancaster County

Founded 1856 as Lancaster, renamed Lincoln 1 March 1867 at the time of admission of Nebraska to the Union.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Nebraska Wesleyan University
1887
University of Nebraska
1869

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Sheldon Museum of Art
1888

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Nelnet, Inc.
1978

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles W. Battey
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Kinder Morgan Energy, 1989-94
Joba Chamberlain
Baseball
23-Sep-1985   Yankees pitcher
Dick Cheney
Politician
30-Jan-1941   US Vice President, 2001-09
David Doyle
Actor
1-Dec-1929 26-Feb-1997 Bosley on Charlie's Angels
Loren Eiseley
Anthropologist
3-Sep-1907 9-Jul-1977 The Firmament of Time
Bob Kerrey
Politician
27-Aug-1943   Governor and Senator from Nebraska
Lane Kiffin
Football
9-May-1975   Head Coach, University of Southern California
Gale W. McGee
Politician
17-Mar-1915 9-Apr-1992 US Senator from Wyoming, 1959-77
Jan Meyers
Politician
20-Jul-1928   Congresswoman from Kansas, 1985-97
John Moran
Composer
1965   Composer of The Manson Family opera
Terrence L. O'Brien
Judge
8-Aug-1943   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Harvey Perlman
Educator
17-Jan-1942   Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
John Ramsey
Relative
7-Dec-1943   JonBenét's father
William J. Riley
Judge
11-Mar-1947   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Leo Ryan
Politician
5-May-1925 18-Nov-1978 Congressman assassinated in Guyana
Lindsey Shaw
Actor
10-May-1989   Moze on Ned's Declassified
Ted Sorensen
Attorney
8-May-1928 31-Oct-2010 Aide to JFK
Charles Starkweather
Criminal
24-Nov-1938 25-Jun-1959 Spree killer
Hilary Swank
Actor
30-Jul-1974   Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry
Matthew Sweet
Musician
6-Oct-1964   Girlfriend
Janine Turner
Actor
6-Dec-1962   Maggie on Northern Exposure
Don Wilson
Radio Personality
1-Sep-1900 25-Apr-1982 Jack Benny's announcer
Samuel W. Yorty
Politician
1-Oct-1909 5-Jun-1998 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1961-73

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Victor E. Anderson
Politician
30-Mar-1902 15-Aug-1962 Governor of Nebraska, 1955-59
Ralph G. Brooks
Politician
6-Jul-1898 9-Sep-1960 Governor of Nebraska, 1959-60
Charles W. Bryan
Politician
10-Feb-1867 4-Mar-1945 Twice Governor of Nebraska
Guy Chamberlin
Football
16-Jan-1894 4-Apr-1967 The Champ
Robert L. Cochran
Politician
28-Jan-1886 23-Feb-1963 Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41
Robert B. Crosby
Politician
26-Mar-1911 7-Jan-2000 Governor of Nebraska, 1953-55
Bob Devaney
Football
13-Apr-1915 9-May-1997 Cornhuskers Head Coach, 1962-72
Jim Exon
Politician
9-Aug-1921 10-Jun-2005 US Senator from Nebraska, 1979-97
Gordon MacRae
Actor
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
Charles Starkweather
Criminal
24-Nov-1938 25-Jun-1959 Spree killer



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