Ben Nelson

37th Governor of Nebraska

Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is a former U.S. Senator from Nebraska and member of United States Democratic Party.[2] Before that he was 37th Governor of Nebraska.[3] He was born in McCook, Nebraska.

Ben Nelson
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byBob Kerrey
Succeeded byDeb Fischer
37th Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 9, 1991 – January 7, 1999
LieutenantMaxine Moul
Kim Robak
Preceded byKay Orr
Succeeded byMike Johanns
Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance
In office
GovernorJ. James Exon
Preceded byJames M. Jackson
Succeeded byBerri Balka
Personal details
Earl Benjamin Nelson

(1941-05-17) May 17, 1941 (age 83)
McCook, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Diane Nelson[1]
EducationUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln (BA, MA, JD)


  1. Walton, Don. "Ben Nelson's daughter dies in a fall". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved January 13, 2021. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= requires |archive-url= (help)
  2. "Ben Nelson, former Senator for Nebraska".
  3. "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart.

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