BARRETT, William E., (1929 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BARRETT, William E., a Representative from Nebraska; born in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebr., February 9, 1929; B.A., Hastings College, Hastings, Nebr., 1952; graduate of the Nebraska Realtors Institute; United States Navy, 1951-1952; certified real estate broker; admissions counselor, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebr., 1952-1954, assistant director of admissions, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebr., 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, Republican state executive committee 1973-1975; member, Republican National Committee, 1973-1975; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; chairman, Nebraska primary and general election campaigns of President Gerald R. Ford, 1975-1976; trustee and co-founder, Nebraska real estate political education committee; member of the Nebraska state legislature, 1979-1991, speaker of the Nebraska state 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.