AKA Roman Lee Hruska, Sr.
Birthplace: David City, NE
Cause of death: Accident - Fall
Remains: Buried, Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, NE
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
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)
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
New Republican Majority Fund
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