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John Wightman

American politician

John Matthew Wightman (October 2, 1938 – January 5, 2017) was an American politician from the state of Nebraska. He served two terms, from 2007 to 2015, in the Nebraska Legislature, representing a district in the central part of the state. Wightman was a member of the Republican Party. He was also mayor of Lexington, Nebraska.

John Wightman
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 36th district
In office
Preceded byJim Cudaback
Succeeded byMatt Williams
Personal details
John Matthew Wightman

(1938-10-02)October 2, 1938
North Platte, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJanuary 5, 2017(2017-01-05) (aged 78)
Lexington, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Wightman died on January 5, 2017 of respiratory failure at the age of 78 in Lexington, Nebraska.[1]


  1. Foster, Scott (January 5, 2017). "FORMER STATE SEN. AND LEXINGTON MAYOR JOHN WIGHTMAN PASSES". Lexington, Nebraska: KRVN.