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Lawyer , retired senator

Roman Lee Hruska, American lawyer, retired senator. Bar: Nebraska bar 1929. Regent University Omaha, 1950-1957. Member American Bar Association, National Association County Officials (vice president), Nebraska Association County Officials (president), Nebraska Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, American Judicature Society Clubs: Masons, Shriners, Kiwanis.

Background

Hruska, Roman Lee was born on August 16, 1904 in David City, Nebraska, United States. Son of Joseph C. and Caroline (Dvorak) Hruska.

Education

University of Omaha; University of Chicago and Creighton University (Juris Doctor, 1929). Awarded honorary degrees by: Creighton University, 1958. Doane College, 1963; Coe College, 1964.

Midland College, 1966. University of Nebraska, 1977. Member, 1944-1952 and Chairman, 1945-1952, Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

Member, University of Omaha Board of Regents, 1950-1957. President, Nebraska Association of County Officials, 1950-1951. Vice President, National Association of County Officials, 1951-1952.

Member of United States House of Representatives, 1953-1954. United States Senator, Nebraska, 1954-1977.

Career

Practiced in, Omaha; county commissioner Douglas County, Nebraska, 1944-1952. Member 83d Congress from 2d Nebraska District. United States senator from Nebraska, 1954-1976.

Practice law Omaha, 1976-1999. Member advisory committee Nebraska Board Control, 1947-1952. Member National Commission Reform Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1971.

Chairman National Commission Revision Fed Court Appellate System, 1972-1999.

Achievements

  • Bar: Nebraska bar 1929.

Membership

Senate Appropriations Committee, 1959-1977. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1957-1977. National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1971.

National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1968. Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1969-1977. Chairman, National Commission on Revision of Federal Court Appellate System, 1972.

Member: Omaha, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations.

Connections

Married Victoria Kuncl, September 24, 1930. Children: Roman Lee, Quentin, Jana.

father:
Joseph C. Hruska

mother:
Caroline (Dvorak) Hruska

spouse:
Victoria Kuncl

child:
Roman Lee Hruska

child:
Quentin Hruska

child:
Jana Hruska