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RG4181.AM:  Willard H. Waldo, 1912-2010



Papers:  1915-2000

DeWitt, Saline County, Neb.:  Farmer, State Senator (District 21 & 31)

Size:  1.5 cu.ft.



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Willard H. Waldo, a Nebraska native, state senator, and farmer, was born on April 2, 1912. His family owned a farm in DeWitt, Nebraska, where Waldo was raised. The family raised Duroc hogs, shorthorn cattle, and Hampshire sheep and grew assorted produce. Building on his farming background, Waldo received his bachelors degree in animal science and vocational agriculture in 1934 and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at the University of Nebraska. He married Beulah Plucknett on June 2, 1933 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.



He held a variety of jobs, including a period as the director of the Weeping Water, Nebraska, German POW camp during WWII. In 1969 he became a Nebraska Senator and was a great sponsor and supporter of legislative bills dealing with Nebraska farmers and hog-growers. After his service in office, he settled into the position of President of Waldo Farms Inc.



Willard H. Waldo died in Wilber, Nebraska on May 2, 2010. Funeral services were held May 10th at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt. His body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery outside of DeWitt. Memorials were established for the DeWitt United Methodist Church and the University of Nebraska Foundation for the benefit of the Animal Science department.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection is comprised of materials assembled by Senator Willard H. Waldo, and is arranged in two series: 1) Legislative Bills and Research; and 2) Biography of the Waldo Family.



Series 1, Legislative Bills and Research, consists of two subseries, 1) Legislative Bills; and 2) Miscellaneous Research pertaining to his legislative duties. Waldo introduced approximately fifty percent of the legislative bills in this series.



Series 2 includes biographies of Willard Waldo and information about the Waldo family as a whole. Mr. Waldo’s original order has been maintained as closely as possible in most folders, with the exception of the miscellaneous correspondence in folder 19, which is arranged by date.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Legislative Bills and Research, ca. 1962-1969

Subseries 1: Legislative Bills, 1962-1969



Box 1

Folder




  1. LB 201 County Clerk/ Noxious Weed Control, 1969

  2. LB 289 Exemption of Property, 1969

  3. LB 321 SPF Swine/ Hog Cholera, 1965, 1967-1969, n.d.

  4. LB 323 Predatory Animals Bounty, 1968-1969, n.d.

  5. LB 341 Reduce Minimum Requirements for Group Insurance, 1969

  6. LB 345 Livestock Dealer Licensing Act, 1969, n.d.

  7. LB 391 Valuation of Property, 1969, n.d.

  8. LB 401 Assistants for Tax Commissioner, 1969

  9. LB 406 Annually Equalize Assessments, 1969, n.d.

  10. LB 443 Additional Qualifications for Veterinarians, 1969, n.d.

  11. LB 523 Livestock Auction Market, 1968-1969, n.d.

  12. LB 539 Limit Fee to Employment Agencies, 1965, 1969

  13. LB 555 Guest Statute Repeal, n.d.

  14. LB 592 Poison Baits, 1962, 1965, 1969

  15. LB 668 Farming Corporations, 1969, n.d.

  16. LB 680 Watershed Conservancy Districts, 1966, 1969, n.d.

  17. LB 780 Revise Highway Statutes, 1969

  18. LB 728 Beatrice State Home, n.d.

  19. LB 770 Predatory Animals and Birds/ Qualifications, 1969

  20. LB 771 Nurserymen/ Inspection/ Fees, 1969, n.d.

  21. LB 772 Power Review Board, 1969, n.d.

  22. LB 806 Turtle Dove Hunting, 1969

  23. LB 843 Appointment of Nebraska Wheat DU/MC Members, 1969

  24. LB 877 Predator Control, 1969

  25. LB 888 Pest Control, 1969, n.d.

  26. LB 889 Dairy, 1969

  27. LB 890 Department of Agriculture and Economic Development, 1969

  28. LB 909 Grand Island, 1969, n.d.

  29. LB 920 Student Aid to Higher Education, 1969

  30. LB 934 Hog Cholera, 1969

  31. LB 953, n.d.

  32. LB 964 Nebraska Diary Product Advisory Board, 1969, n.d.

  33. LB 979 Community Colleges, 1969, n.d.

  34. LB 987 Electricians/Plumbers, 1969, n.d.

  35. LB 1047 Poultry Disease Control Act, 1969

  36. LB 1066 Flood Control, n.d.

  37. LB 1150 Garbage Feeding, 1969, n.d.

  38. LB 1182 Hog Cholera/Duties for Director of Agriculture/Penalties, 1969, n.d.

  39. LB 1158 State Administrative Departments, 1969

  40. LB 1183 Dairy Industry Selling Below Cost, 1969, n.d.

  41. LB 1184 Livestock/Dealer Licensing Act, 1969, n.d.

  42. LB 1213 Livestock Industry, 1969

  43. LB 1263 Mental Illness Patients, 1969

  44. LB 1291 Border Inspection, 1969, n.d.

  45. LB 1292 Nebraska Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory Act, 1967, 1969, n.d.

  46. LB 1309 Junior College District, 1969, n.d.

  47. LB 1342 School Districts, 1969

  48. LB 1344, n.d.

  49. LB 1346 Crime Commission, 1969, n.d.

  50. LB 1348 County Judges after 1972, 1969, n.d.

  51. LB 1357 Natural Resource Districts, 1969, n.d.

  52. LB 1367 Meat Inspection, 1969, n.d.

  53. LB 1374 Studded Tires, 1969

  54. LB 1392 Inmates with Family Visitation, 1969, n.d.

  55. LB 1394 Waste Treatment, 1969

  56. LB 1429 Electricians, 1969, n.d.



Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Research, ca. 1969



Box 1

Folder




  1. County Judges Resolutions, 1969, n.d.

  2. Gas Tax Refund, 1969, n.d.

  3. Memorial Highway Designation, 1969

  4. Nebraska Stock Grower’s Association, Resolutions Passed, 13 June 1969

  5. Nebraska Unicameral Newsletter, Sept. 1969

  6. Pork, 18 Apr. 1969

  7. Soil Surveys in Nebraska, Jan. 1969



Series 2 – Biography of the Waldo Family, ca. 1915-2000



Box 2

Folder




  1. Willard H. Waldo Biography, 1974, 1996, 2000, n.d.

  2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Football and Awards, 1934, 1971-1976, 1984, 1993-1996, n.d.

  3. Agricultural College and Extension Services, 1938-2000, n.d.

  4. Veterinary Science Facilities and Hog Disease Research, 1955-1998, n.d.

  5. Honor Farm Family, 1929-1995, n.d.

  6. National and International Trips, 1950-1985, n.d.

  7. Achievement Awards and Honors, 1973-1996, n.d.

  8. Statehood Dinner, 1981, 1992, n.d.

  9. Nebraska Agricultural Relations, 1968, 1992-1993, 1999, n.d.

  10. Waldo Family History, 1993, n.d.

  11. Pork Hall of Fame, 1964-1999

  12. Early Agricultural Groups, 1975, 1990, n.d.

  13. Early Public Relations Contacts, 1955-1984, n.d.

  14. Education Issues, 1949-1998

  15. State Fair Attendance, 1914, 1994, 1999-2000, n.d.

  16. Duroc Hog History, 1934-1996, n.d.

  17. DeWitt United Methodist Church, 1915, 1966-1989, n.d.

  18. DeWitt, Nebraska History, 1927-1994

  19. Miscellaneous Correspondence and Awards, 1949-2000, n.d.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



DeWitt (Neb.) — History

Legislation — Nebraska

Nebraska. Legislature, 1957-1973

Politics — Nebraska

Pork industry and trade

Saline County (Neb.) — History

Waldo Family

Waldo, Willard H., 1912-2010



 



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