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Roman Hruska

Roman HruskaAKA Roman Lee Hruska, Sr.

Born: 16-Aug-1904
Birthplace: David City, NE
Died: 25-Apr-1999
Cause of death: Accident - Fall
Remains: Buried, Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, NE

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Nebraska, 1954-76

Memorably defended Richard M. Nixon's ill-fated Supreme Court nominee G. Harrold Carswell in April 1970:

"It has been held against this nominee that he is mediocre," he told the Senate chamber. "Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they? And a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises, Cardozos and Frankfurters and stuff like that there."

Wife: Victoria Kuncl Hruska (d. Aug-1994)
Daughter: Jana
Son: Quenton
Son: Roman, Jr.

    High School: Commerce High School, Omaha, NE
    University: University of Omaha
    Law School: University of Chicago
    Law School: LLB, Creighton University (1929)
    Administrator: Regent, University of Omaha (1950-57)

    US Senator, Nebraska (1954-76)
    US Congressman, Nebraska 2nd (1953-54)
    American Bar Association
    Kiwanis Club
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Shriners
    Czechoslovak Ancestry


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