HRUSKA, Roman Lee, (1904 - 1999)

Senate Years of Service: 1954-1976
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

HRUSKA, Roman Lee, a Representative and a Senator from Nebraska; born in David City, Butler County, Nebr., August 16, 1904; attended the public schools, the University of Omaha, and the University of Chicago Law School; graduated from Creighton University College of Law, Omaha, Nebr., in 1929; admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Omaha, Nebr.; member of Board of Douglas County Commissioners 1944-1952, chairman 1945-1952; member of Advisory Committee to Nebraska Board of Control 1947-1952; president Nebraska Association of County Officials 1950-1951; vice president of National Association of County Officials 1951-1952; vice chairman of Nebraska Civil Defense 1951-1952; member of Board of Regents of the University of Omaha 1950-1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation November 8, 1954, having been elected to the United States Senate, November 2, 1954, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hugh Butler; assumed office November 8, 1954; reelected in 1958, 1964, and again in 1970 and served from November 8, 1954, until his resignation December 27, 1976; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; was a resident of Omaha, Nebr. until his death on April 25, 1999, due to complications from a broken hip following a fall; interment at Bohemian Cemetery.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; U.S. Congress. Senate. Tributes to the Honorable Roman L. Hruska. 94th Cong., 2d sess., 1976. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1976.