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Roger Wehrbein

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Preceded by  Calvin Carsten
Party  Republican Party
Role  Politician

Name  Roger Wehrbein
Political party  Republican
Succeeded by  Dave Pankonin
Born  August 18, 1938 (age 77) Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. (1938-08-18)
Alma mater  University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Education  Plattsmouth High School, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Roger Wehrbein (born August 18, 1938) is an American politician and a former member of the unicameral Nebraska Legislature.


Early life

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Wehrbein graduated from Plattsmouth High School and the Agriculture College of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1962, and was a U.S. Army Reserve company commander. Wehrbein married Jeanene Markussen on October 7, 1961; they have two, Douglas and David.

Political career

Wehrbein began his political career on the Case County Fair Board and as Case County Commissioner. He was elected to the legislature, representing Nebraska's Legislative 2nd district centered in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on November 4, 1986, and was re-elected four times from 1990 to 2002. He was on the Appropriations Committee for 18 years, and chaired the committee for 10 years.

Personal life

Wehrbein continued to work on his family's farm, alongside his three brothers, while serving as representative and after his term ended. He also has worked on the Plattsmouth Bridge Commission, and participated in the movement to build a new university fraternity house for Alpha Gamma Rho.

Wehrbein's wife, Jeanene, died on November 6, 2016.


  • Nebraskan of the Year, Rotary Clubs of Nebraska, 2008
  • Alumni Service Award, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 2003/2004
  • Nebraska Hall of Agriculture Achievement
  • Omaha Agribusiness Club Gamma Sigma Delta honoree, 1999
  • Nebraska Agribusiness Club honoree, 1980
  • Alpha Gamma Rho outstanding alumnus, 1976, 1981
  • Omaha Area Kiwanis Farm Family of the Year, 1984
  • UNL Block and Bridle Club honoree, 1993.
  • Alternate delegate, 1996 Republican National Convention
  • References

    Roger Wehrbein Wikipedia

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