Paul L. Douglas

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Paul L. Douglas
Attorney General of Nebraska
In office
1975–1984
GovernorJ. James Exon
Preceded byClarence A. H. Meyer
Succeeded byRobert M. Spire

Paul L. Douglas (September 19, 1927[1]– November 5, 2012[2]) was a Republican politician and served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1975 until his resignation in 1984.

Douglas, a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law, was a local prosecutor in Lancaster County, Nebraska until he was elected state Attorney General in 1974. He was re-elected in 1978 and in 1982.[3]

In 1984, Douglas was impeached by the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature for "allegedly lying about his dealings with an insolvent bank (Commonwealth Savings Company of Lincoln) and failing to investigate the institution."[4] He was the only Nebraska official impeached in the 20th century. The Nebraska Supreme Court tried Douglas's impeachment and found him not guilty, allowing him to remain in office.[5]

He was later found guilty of felony perjury in state court, and resigned his office.

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Preceded by
Clarence A. H. Meyer
Attorney General of Nebraska
1975–1984
Succeeded by
Robert M. Spire