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BARRETT, William E., a Representative from Nebraska; born in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebr.,
February 9, 1929; B.A., Hastings College, 1952; graduate of the Nebraska Realtors Institute; certified
real estate broker; admissions counselor, Hastings College, 1952-1954, assistant director of
admissions, 1954-1956; partner in a real estate agency, Lexington, 1956-1959; officer of a real estate
agency, 1959-1990; member, Nebraska Republican State Executive Committee, 1964-1966,
1973-1979, chairman, 1973-1975; member, Republican National Committee, 1973-1975; delegate
to the 1968 Republican National Convention; chaired the Nebraska primary and general election
campaigns of President Gerald Ford, 1975-1976; trustee and co-founder, Nebraska Real Estate
Political Education Committee; State senator, 1979-1991, speaker of the Nebraska Legislature,
1987-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and to the four succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the One
Hundred Seventh Congress.