List of People From North Omaha, Nebraska - Political Figures

Political Figures

Being born in Omaha doesn't make me an American any more than being born in an oven makes a cat a biscuit. - Malcolm X
  • Silas Robbins, first African American lawyer in Omaha
  • Malcolm X, civil rights leader
  • Ernie Chambers, Nebraska State Senator, historical North Omaha community leader
  • Dr. Matthew Ricketts, the first African American elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 1892.
  • Joe Rogers, Colorado Lieutenant Governor, 1999-2003 (Republican)
  • Standing Bear, imprisoned and tried at Fort Omaha
  • Thomas Tibbles, Journalist associated with the Standing Bear v. Crook trial
  • Susette LaFlesche Tibbles, Ponca member associated with the Standing Bear v. Crook trial
  • Frank Brown (Omaha, Nebraska), City councilmember
  • Brenda Council, City councilmember
  • Lowen Kruse, Nebraska State Senator
  • Whitney Young, Former head of Omaha Urban League
  • George Wells Parker, founder of Hamitic League of the World

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