A Biography of Edward Danner

Edward Danner (1900-1970) of North Omaha served as a member of the Nebraska Legislature from 1963–1970.

Edward Danner was a butcher and a union leader in the South Omaha meat packing industry before he became a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature.

He was a Democrat who represented the Eleventh District. He served from 1963 to 1970, and while serving, he addressed issues of interracial marriage, fair housing and more. He spoke at Nebraska first civil rights march in Lincoln in 1963. Danner was born on February 14, 1900 in Guthrie, Oklahoma and died on Janurary 1, 1970 in Lincoln.

The Kountze Place neighborhood was renamed in his honor in the 1970s, and the area’s advocacy group is called the E. R. Danner Neighborhood Association today.

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I am a speaker, writer and consultant focused on youth engagement. I also share the history of North Omaha, Nebraska.

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