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|Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 12th district
January 2007 – January 2015
|Preceded by||Pam Redfield|
|Succeeded by||Merv Riepe|
April 1, 1957 |
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Alma mater||Creighton University|
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Lathrop is the fifth of nine children born to David and Shirley Lathrop. He attended Holy Name Catholic Elementary School, and Archbishop Rummel High School in Omaha, which later became Roncalli Catholic High School. Lathrop graduated in 1975, and then attended Creighton University to pursue that school's "three and three" Business/Law School degree program and graduated in 1979. He received his J.D. in 1981, shortly thereafter entering private practice after law school.
Senator Lathrop was elected in 2006 to represent Nebraska's 12th Legislative District and was re-elected in 2010. The 12th Legislative District consists of the City of Ralston and neighborhoods to the west of Ralston that is primarily the area of Douglas County known as Millard.
Lathrop was elected as the Chairman of the Business and Labor Committee in 2009, 2011, and 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Developmental Disabilities Special Investigative Committee, and Vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee. In addition, he currently serves on the Executive Board, the Agriculture Committee, the Committee on Committees, and the Rules Committee.
- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Steve Lathrop. Retrieved March 17, 2009.