Nashville is a city in Washington County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,258, it is the county seat of Washington County. Nashville is located at 38°20′53″N 89°22′54″W. According to the 2010 census, Nashville has a total area of 2.809 square miles, of which 2.72 square miles is land and 0.089 square miles is water. Nashville is located on Nashville Creek, at the headwaters of Little Crooked Creek, which flows northwest into the Kaskaskia River. Just to the southeast of Nashville is the headwaters of Beaucoup Creek, which flows south into the Big Muddy River. Nashville is thus situated next to the Kaskaskia/Big Muddy divide. Nashville was called New Nashville, under the latter name was laid out in 1830; the local post office was established as Nashville in 1831. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,324 households, 884 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,173.9 people per square mile. There were 1,421 housing units at an average density of 530.1 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.16% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population. There were 1,324 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,097, the median income for a family was $51,875.
Males had a median income of $34,020 versus $24,010 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,935. About 1.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over. Primary schools One public school-Nashville Grade School Two parochial schools-Trinity-St. John Lutheran School and St. Ann Catholic SchoolSecondary school One public high school-Nashville Community High School District 99 A few manufacturing businesses have sites in Nashville. Nascote Industries is an automobile parts manufacturer, part of Magna International. Grupo Antolin owns the other auto parts manufacturing plant in Nashville, staffing 522 people as of 2018; the second plant was established in 1987 as Ligma Corporation, a joint venture between Magna International and Lignotock G.m.b. H. of West Germany. Norrenburns Truck Service, a trucking and warehouse outfit, founded in 1925, was acquired in 1981 as a one-truck operation, moved to Nashville a few years where it has since expanded to 130 trucks and a staff of 275 people in 2004.
Prior to Ligma and Nascote Industries, the town's biggest employer was National Mine Service Company, which shut down operations in Nashville in 1983 and putting 240 people out of work. Nashville is served by both WNSV, the only FM station in the county, The Nashville News, a weekly newspaper. Nashville, Illinois Chamber of Commerce "Nashville. A city and the county-seat of Washington County, Ill.". New International Encyclopedia. 1905
Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry is the U. S. Representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district, a post he has filled since 2005, he is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based in Lincoln and includes most of the eastern third of the state outside the immediate Omaha area, he is the current dean of Nebraska's Congressional delegation. He graduated from Catholic High in Louisiana, he holds a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University, a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a bachelor's degree in economics from Louisiana State University. He has worked as an economist, in local economic development, as a publishing executive for Sandhills Publishing, he was a policy analyst for the Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations. Fortenberry was an at-large member of the Lincoln City Council from 1997 to 2001, his main commitments in this role were community revitalization and increasing public safety, but doing both without raising taxation.
Among the economic development and community revitalization projects he worked on were the transition of a major public hospital and building a new baseball stadium. 2004Incumbent Republican U. S. Congressman Doug Bereuter of Nebraska's 1st congressional district decided to retire. Fortenberry won the 7-candidate Republican primary with 39 % of the vote, he defeated Curt Bromm, the Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Club for Growth-endorsed businessman Greg Ruehle. In the general election, he defeated State Senator Matt Connealy 54%–43%, he won all but two counties: Burt. 2006Fortenberry won re-election to a second term, defeating former Lieutenant Governor Maxine Moul, 58%–42%, winning all but Burt County. 2008He won re-election to a third term, defeating Marine veteran Max Yashirin 70–30%. 2010He was challenged in the Republican primary for the first time since 2004. He won with 84 % of the vote, he won re-election to a fourth term, defeating legislative staffer Ivy Harper, 71%–29%. 2012He won with 86 % of the vote.
2014He won re-election to a sixth term, defeating attorney and Democrat Dennis Crawford.2016 He won re-election to a seventh term, defeating doctor and Democrat Dan Wik.2018 Campaigning for an eighth term in October 2018, it was reported that Fortenberry's chief of staff Dr. William “Reyn” Archer III threatened an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ari Kohen, who had'liked' a Facebook post depicting a photo of a Fortenberry campaign sign vandalised by the addition of googly eyes and the modification of the candidate's name to "Fartenberry." Archer raised Kohen's liking of the photo with Kohen's supervisor as well as the dean and chancellor of the university. In reaction, Kohen raised a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics, noted the'chilling effect' of Archer seeking to violate his First Amendment rights. Agriculture and environmentFortenberry introduced the Renewable Fuels for America’s Future Act of 2010; the act was described by the Lincoln Journal Star editorial board as "a smart and thoughtful way to reduce subsidies for the production of ethanol."
The act would result in taxpayer savings of $5.67 billion, according to economists Ernie Goss of Creighton University and Bruce Babcock of Iowa State University. HealthcareFortenberry voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but said in 2010 that he supported "the right type of reform" incorporating measures to reduce costs, improve outcomes and protect vulnerable people, he introduced H. R. 321, the SCHIP Plus Act of 2009 to offer eligible families the choice of retaining coverage for their children in the State Children's Health Insurance Program or using SCHIP funds to help pay for a family insurance plan, saving both family and taxpayer dollars. Foreign affairsIn an October 2010 endorsement, the Lincoln Journal Star described Fortenberry as "uncommonly well-informed on international issues". AbortionFortenberry received a 100% pro-life score from the National Right to Life Committee in a ranking of members of the 111th Congress, he speaks annually at the March for Life.
United States House Committee on Appropriations United States House Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development United States House Subcommittee on Legislative Branch United States House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Vice Chairman Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Forestry Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia Republican Study CommitteeFortenberry was listed by Foreign Policy magazine in 2010 as a "new Republican powerbroker" on nuclear security issues. He is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership. In the 115th Congress, Fortenberry is co-chairman of the Nuclear Security Working Group, Congressional Caucus on Beef, Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, Friends of Switzerland Caucus, he is the vice chair of the Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus. He is Chairman of the Congressional Catholic Staff Association.
He is a member of several other caucuses. Fortenberry is co-chairman of the United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry official U. S. House site Jeff Fortenberry for Congress Jeff Fortenberry at Curlie Appearances on C-SPAN Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Profile at Vote Smart Financial information at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
John H. Morehead
John Henry Morehead was an American politician and the 17th Governor of Nebraska. Born on a farm in Lucas County, Morehead attended business college and moved to Nebraska in 1884 settling in Richardson County, Nebraska. There he taught school and banked, opened his own mercantile business, he married Minnie Weisenreder on February 14, 1885 and they had two children. Morehead moved to Falls City, Nebraska where he became first the treasurer of Richardson County from 1896 to 1899, he was elected member of the Nebraska state senate in 1910 to 1912 serving as the president pro tempore. When Lieutenant Governor Hopewell died, he was elevated to the position of lieutenant governor as provided by the State constitution, he was elected governor from 1913 to 1917. During his term he was a delegate to Democratic National Convention. Morehead ran and lost in a bid for the Nebraska senate seat in 1918 and for governor in 1920. During his tenure, the state deficit was reduced and a workman's compensation law was sanctioned.
He was reelected five more times. He chaired the Committee on Memorials in the 73rd congresses, he didn't stand for reelection in 1934, returned to farming and sell real estate. He was again a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940. Morehead died in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1942, he is interred in Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska. Media related to John H. Morehead at Wikimedia Commons "Morehead, John Henry"; the Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 4, 2006. "MOREHEAD, John Henry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 4, 2006. National Governors Association
Charles Thone was an American Republican politician. He was the 34th Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1979 to 1983, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nebraska's 1st congressional district, from 1971 to 1979. Thone was born in Nebraska, he was one including John Jr.. He graduated from Hartington High School. During World War II, he served in the Infantry and in the field artillery and the Army Air Corps of the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer and as an officer. Following graduation from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 1950, he set up private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was deputy secretary of state for Nebraska from 1951 to 1952. In 1952, he became President of the Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce, he married Ruth Raymond on August 16, 1953. From 1954 to 1970, he served as Administrative Assistant to U. S. Senator Roman Hruska. Thone was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1971, representing Nebraska's 1st congressional district.
During his tenure in Congress, he was assistant minority whip, he served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations. In 1979, he became the 34th Governor of Nebraska, a post he held until he was narrowly defeated for reelection in the 1982 election by Bob Kerrey, leaving office in January, 1983, he chaired the Old West Economic Development Commission from 1981 to 1982, the Agricultural Committee of the President's Export Council from 1982 to 1985. In the 1992 presidential election, he cast one of the state's five electoral votes for President George H. W. Bush. In 2008 he did the same for John McCain. After retiring from public life, he practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska at the law office of Erickson and Sederstrom. Thone died on March 7, 2018 at age 94. United States Congress. "Charles Thone". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-01-24 The Political Graveyard
Governor of Nebraska
The Governor of Nebraska holds the "supreme executive power" of the U. S. state of Nebraska as provided by the fourth article of the Nebraska Constitution. The current office holder is Pete Ricketts, a Republican, sworn in on January 8, 2015; the current Lieutenant Governor is Mike Foley, who assumed office on January 8, 2015. Governors of Nebraska must be at least 30 years old and have been citizens and residents of the state for five years before being elected. Before 1966, the governor was elected to a two-year term; the state constitution was amended in a 1962 referendum so that beginning with the 1966 election, the governor would be elected to a four-year term. The lieutenant governor is subject to the same limitations and runs on a combined ticket with the governor. Governors are limited to two consecutive terms but there is no limit on the total number of terms one may serve. If the governor becomes incapacitated or is out of the state, the Lieutenant Governor acts as Governor. However, if both offices become vacant, the next person in the line of succession is the Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature.
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Gilbert Monell Hitchcock was an American congressman and U. S. Senator from Nebraska, the founder of the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. Born in Omaha, Hitchcock was the son of U. S. Senator Phineas Warren Hitchcock of Nebraska, he attended the public schools of Omaha and the gymnasium at Germany. He graduated in 1881 from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, he continued the practice of law until 1885, when he edited the Omaha Evening World. In 1883 he married Jessie Crounse, the daughter of Nebraska Supreme Court justice and future governor Lorenzo Crounse. In 1927 he married Martha Harris, of Memphis, TN, his family had traditionally been Republicans, but Gilbert broke tradition and became a Democrat in response to agricultural issues and the leadership of fellow Nebraskan William Jennings Bryan. Hitchcock was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the Congress in 1898, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress.
Hitchcock was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congresses. He did not seek renomination in 1910. Hitchcock was elected as a Democrat to the Senate by the legislature on January 18, 1911. During his two terms, he was the chairman of the Committee on the Philippines, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection; as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he was a leading advocate of the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles. Hitchcock was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 and for election in 1930. After the end of his Senate service, he resumed newspaper work in Omaha, he retired from active business in 1933 and moved to Washington, D. C. where he died on February 3, 1934. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha. Gilbert M. Hitchcock Elementary School and Hitchcock Park in Omaha were named in his honor; the newspaper was led by his son-in-law Henry Doorly, husband of Hitchcock's daughter Margaret. Collections of Senator Hitchcock's papers are housed at the Library of Congress and Nebraska State Historical Society.
Hitchcock Park Omaha World Herald Henry Doorly Ryley, Thomas W. Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska — Wilson’s Floor Leader in the Fight for the Versailles Treaty. New York: The Edward *Mellen Press, 1998 Patterson, Robert. “Gilbert M. Hitchcock: A Story of Two Careers.” Ph. D. dissertation, University of Colorado, 1940 Wimer, Kurt. “Senator Hitchcock and the League of Nations.” Nebraska History 44: 189-204. United States Congress. "Gilbert Hitchcock". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Gilbert Hitchcock at Find a Grave
Find a Grave
Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com. It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries. Find A Grave posts the photo on its website; the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of famous celebrities. He added an online forum. Find A Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000; the site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow online visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find A Grave to Ancestry.com, saying that the genealogy company had "been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years. Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history." In a September 30, 2013, press release, Ancestry.com officials said they would "launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, other site improvements."As of October 2017, Find A Grave contained over 165 million burial records and 75 million photos.
In March 2017, a beta website for a redesigned Find A Grave was launched at gravestage.com. Public feedback was mixed. Sometime between May 29 and July 10 of that year, the beta website was migrated to new.findagrave.com, a new front end for it was deployed at beta.findagrave.com. In November 2017, the new site became the old site was deprecated. On August 20, 2018, the original Find; the website contains listings of graves from around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites. Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information and contributor information. Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, on the site; the submitter may transfer management.
Only the current manager of a listing may edit it, although any member may use the site's features to send correction requests to the listing's manager. Managers may add links to other listings of deceased spouses and siblings for genealogical purposes. Any member may add photographs and notations to individual listings. Members may post requests for photos of a specific grave. Although it does not ask permission from immediate family members before uploading the photos, it will remove and take down photos or a URL for a deceased loved one at the request of an immediate family member. Find A Grave maintains lists of memorials of famous persons by their "claim to fame", such as Medal of Honor recipients, religious figures, educators. Find A Grave exercises editorial control over these listings. Canadian Headstones Interment.net United States National Cemetery System's nationwide gravesite locator Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Tombstone tourist Official website