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Samuel R. McKelvie*

NARRATIVE:
Samuel was the youngest man in the nation to be governor when he was elected in 1919. During his administration, the plans for the present state capitol were formed and on Armistice Day in 1922, he guided the plow that broke the ground for its construction. In April 1972, Samuel was posthumously honored by the National Forest Service with the formal dedication of the Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest. The range consists of 115,000 acres of man-planted forest preserve in Cherry County, Nebraska. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
State of Nebraska, governor, 1919-1923
State of Nebraska, lieutenant governor
Nebraska House of Representatives, representative
Lincoln City Council, councilman
Nebraska Farmer, owner and publisher
Nebraska Farmer, editor
Bee Publishing Company, Omaha, NE, employee

EDUCATION:
Lincoln Business College, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1881
Year of Death: 1956
Wife: Martha (DeArnold)

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