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RG3799.AM:  Robert M. Armstrong, 1892-1981



Scrapbook, 1936-1938; mostly 1937

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Lawyer; state legislator

Size:  1 volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born April 29, 1892 at Auburn, Nebraska, Robert M. Armstrong attended Auburn High School and then the University of Nebraska.  He passed the bar in 1913 and practiced law in Auburn as a member of Lambert and Armstrong.  Armstrong married Alma G. Plasters in May of 1914 and had two sons.  Robert Armstrong served as Auburn City Clerk in 1919 and established the law firm of Armstrong and Wiltse in 1923.  Armstrong also served as a Nemaha County judge from 1921 to 1925.  Robert Armstrong was elected to the first Unicameral Legislature and served the 2nd District from 1937 to 1939.  After his term in the legislature, Armstrong returned to his law practice.  Robert M. Armstrong died on June 16, 1981 and was buried next to his wife in the Sheridan Cemetery at Auburn, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Robert M. Armstrong.  The scrapbook documents the first Unicameral Legislature.  The majority of items in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings from 1937.  Also included are a few writings by Armstrong, as well as certificates, programs and other ephemera relating to Armstrong’s legislative service.  The materials date from 1936-1938.



INVENTORY



Scrapbook, 1936-1938



 



Subject headings:



Armstrong, Robert M., 1892-1981

Legislative bodies — Nebraska

Legislators — Nebraska

Nebraska — Politics and government

Nebraska — Unicameral



 



TMM     09-13-2018