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Oren Sturman Copeland, 1887-1958


Oren Sturman Copeland

A Representative from Nebraska; born on a farm near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887; moved with his parents to Pender, Nebr., in 1891; attended the public schools at Pender; attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln 1904-1907; engaged in newspaper work at Lincoln, Nebr., in 1910 and in the fuel business in 1913; served as city commissioner, department of public safety, 1935-1937; mayor of Lincoln from 1937 until his resignation in 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the retail fuel business; died in Lincoln, Nebr., April 10, 1958; interment in Wyuka Cemetery.


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