Bill Avery

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Bill Avery
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 28th district
In office
Preceded by Chris Beutler
Succeeded by Patty Pansing Brooks
Personal details
Born (1942-02-07) February 7, 1942 (age 75)
Harnett County, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Residence Lincoln, Nebraska
Alma mater University of Tennessee
Tulane University

William P. “Bill” Avery (born February 7, 1942) is a politician from the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. He served two terms in the Nebraska Legislature, from 2007 to 2015. Avery is a retired adjunct professor of political science who specializes in international trade and foreign relations.

Born in Harnett County, North Carolina, he received his BS and M.A. from the University of Tennessee and his PhD from Tulane University. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He was elected to the Legislature in 2006 representing Nebraska's 28th legislative district. He served on the Education Committee and the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, which he chaired.