|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||John Joseph Cavanaugh III|
|Succeeded by||Peter Hoagland|
|Mayor of Omaha|
|Preceded by||Subby Anzaldo (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Mike Fahey|
April 23, 1941 |
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Washington University in St. Louis
Daub served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989, representing the 2nd congressional district of Nebraska, and from 1995 to 2001 was mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. Daub rejoined Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP (now Husch Blackwell Sanders) in 2005, where he currently serves as partner.
Daub grew up in North Omaha and graduated from Benson High School. He received his B.S. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1963, and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska in 1966. He served in the United States Army as an infantry captain from 1966 to 1968. After serving four terms in the House of Representatives, he ran for the Senate in 1988, where he lost in the primary. He ran again in 1990, and was defeated by Democratic incumbent J. James Exon by a 59%-41% margin. In 2007, Daub briefly ran for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Chuck Hagel; he exited the race to offer an early endorsement to former Nebraska governor and USDA secretary and current Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns.
On November 10, 2008, Daub announced he was running for Mayor of Omaha. On April 7, 2009, Daub won the most votes in the mayoral primary. On May 12, 2009, he lost to Democrat Jim Suttle in the race for mayor with unofficial final results of 48.7% to 50.7%. The same election also saw the Republicans lose control of the city council to the Democrats.
Daub served for five years on the board of Omaha's Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA). On November 6, 2012 he was elected to the board of regents of the Nebraska University system.
- Virginia Lamp Thomas - wife of U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas who worked as the legislative director for Daub in the 1980s.
|United States House of Representatives|
John Joseph Cavanaugh III
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
1981 - 1989
|Mayor of Omaha
1995 - 2001