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Roger Ralph Wehrbein, American state legislator. Named to Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement, 1988, honoree, 1999; University Nebraska Block and Bridle Club honoree, 1993.


Wehrbein, Roger Ralph was born on August 18, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Ralph Jennings and Vivian Lucille (Johns) Wehrbein.


Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Wehrbein graduated from Plattsmouth High School and the Agriculture College of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


He was in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1962 and was a U.S. Army Reserve company commander. Wehrbein was elected to the legislature representing Nebraska's Legislative 2nd district centered in Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1986, and reelected four times from 1990 to 2002. He sat on the Agriculture, General Affairs, Government, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committees.

He led the Appropriations Committee.


  • Nebraska Hall of Agriculture AchievementOmaha Agribusiness Club Gamma Sigma Delta honoree, 1999Nebraska Agribusiness Club honoree, 1980Alpha Gamma Rho outstanding alumnus, 1976, 1981Omaha Area Kiwanis Farm Family of the Year, 1984UNL Block and Bridle Club honoree, 1993. Alternate delegate, 1996 Republican National Convention.


He was a commissioner for Cass County, Nebraska and the Nebraska Livestock Feeders Association president, and currently an elder in the Plattsmouth First Presbyterian Church.


Board directors Leadership-Education-Action-Development (LEAD), Lincoln, 1988-1994. Captain United States Army, 1961-1962. Member Nebraska Cattlemen's Association (president 1985), Nebraska Pork Producers, Ag-Builders Nebraska, Toastmasters (president Plattsmouth chapter 1983), American Legion, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Rotary (president Plattsmouth chapter 1983), Masons, Kiwanis (Outstanding Farmer Omaha 1985), Alpha Gamma Rho.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, travel, agriculture.


Married Jeanene Arlene Markussen, October 7, 1961. Children: Douglas, David.

Ralph Jennings Wehrbein

Vivian Lucille (Johns) Wehrbein

Jeanene Arlene Markussen

Douglas Wehrbein

David Wehrbein