John E. Nelson

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John E. Nelson
40th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
In office
September 29, 2014 – January 8, 2015
Governor Dave Heineman
Preceded by Lavon Heidemann
Succeeded by Mike Foley
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 6th district
In office
2007 – September 29, 2014
Preceded by Pam Brown
Succeeded by Joni Craighead
Personal details
Born (1935-12-29) December 29, 1935 (age 81)
Political party Republican
Residence Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation Attorney

John E. Nelson (born December 29, 1935) was the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, from September 29, 2014 to January 8, 2015.[1]

Born in Geneva, Nebraska, Nelson received his bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska–Lincoln and his law degree from Creighton University. He practiced law in Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006 serving Nebraska's 6th legislative district and served until he resigned to become Lieutenant Governor on September 29, 2014. While a member of the Nebraska Legislature, he served on the Appropriations Committee and, in 2009, Senator John Nelson was elected Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board by a 33–15 margin.