Nebraska Hall of Fame
|Nebraska Hall of Fame|
|Location||Nebraska State Capitol|
The Nebraska Hall of Fame officially recognizes prominent individuals from the State of Nebraska. Twenty-five busts located on the second floor of the Nebraska State Capitol commemorate members of the Hall of Fame. Nebraska Medal of Honor recipients are also members of the Nebraska Hall of Fame. A plaque with the names of Medal of Honor recipients is located in the Capitol's Memorial Chamber--the fourteenth floor of the building.
The Nebraska Hall of Fame was created by the Nebraska State Legislature in 1961.
- Grace Abbott -- social reformer and social worker.
- Hartley Burr Alexander -- anthropologist, poet, philosopher, educator, and authority on North American Indian mythology.
- Bess Streeter Aldrich -- author of the early 1900s who lived in Elmwood, Nebraska.
- Charles Edwin Bessey -- botanist and chancellor of the University of Nebraska.
- William Jennings Bryan -- U.S. Secretary of State, Congressman from Nebraska, and three-time Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
- Willa Cather -- author who grew up in Nebraska and wrote about it.
- William Frederick Cody, famous as "Buffalo Bill" -- soldier, buffalo hunter, Army scout, actor, rancher, and showman of the West.
- Edward Creighton -- telegraph pioneer and banker.
- Loren Eiseley -- anthropologist, poet, and philosopher of science.
- Edward J. Flanagan -- founder of Boys Town.
- Robert W. Furnas -- newspaperman, soldier, historian, and politician.
- Nathan J. Gold -- businessman, civic leader, philanthropist, and Nebraska booster.
- Dwight Palmer Griswold -- banker, publisher, and politician.
- Gilbert M. Hitchcock -- founder of the Omaha World-Herald and politician.
- Alvin Saunders Johnson -- founder of The New School.
- Medal of Honor recipients
- J. Sterling Morton -- founder of Arbor Day, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, legislator, and Territorial Secretary of Nebraska .
- John Gneisenau Neihardt-- poet of the West, historian, philosopher, and friend of the American Indian. Neihardt was named Nebraska Poet Laureate in 1921.
- George William Norris -- U.S. Congressman and Senator from Nebraska .
- John J. Pershing -- Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, Europe, during World War I and US Army Chief of Staff.
- Nathan Roscoe Pound -- botanist, pioneer ecologist, lawyer, and legal educator.
- Red Cloud -- Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Indian chief.
- Mari Sandoz -- author, historian, and friend of the Indian.
- Standing Bear -- Ponca Indian chief, Standing Bear v. Crook (1879) declared Indians as citizens under the US constitution and law
- Arthur Weimar Thompson -- auctioneer.
- Susette LaFlesche Tibbles -- Omaha Indian, also known as Inshata Theumba (Bright Eyes), speaker and writer for Indian rights.
- Nebraska Hall of Fame website