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This research project was completed by graduate students Mike Satterly, Tiffany Wogahn, and Greg Sedlacek from the MAet program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Wyuka Funeral Home & Cemetery 3600 O St. Linicoln, NE 68510

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Albinus Nance|http://mylivinghistory.org/user/anance/
Died at the age of 63 on December 7, 1911
30 Mar 1848
United States
Illinois
LaFayette
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MY EDUCATION
Law
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
MY CAREER

Albinus Nance practiced law in Osceola, NE before becoming involved in politics in 1874. At that time, He was elected as a Republican Representative in the Nebraska State Legislature. He continued his political career and in 1877 was elected as Nebraska Speaker of the House. In 1878, he was elected Governor of Nebraska and continued his service until 1883. After his two terms as Governor, he returned to his law practice and the banking industry.

MY MILITARY CAREER

Albinus Nance served in the Civil War when he was just 16 years old. He fought for the Union Armies and was enlisted with the Ninth Illinois Calvary. He fought in the battles of Guntown, Hurricane Creek, Tupelo, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. He was slightly wounded in his last battle.

MY FAMILY

Albinus Roberts Nance was the eldest son of Dr. Hiram and Sarah Nance. Dr. Nance was one of the most successful physicians in Central Illinois at that time. His ancestors on his father's side were French Huguenots who came to the New World to escape religious intolerance and persecution. His mother's maiden name was Smith and her ancestors were of English descent.

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Sarah White

Albinus married Sarah White of Farragut, Iowa on September 30, 1875.

MY CHILDREN

Albinus and Sarah Nance had one son.

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Dr. Hiram and Sarah Nance

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The Homestead Act

In 1871, Nance took advantage of the Homestead Act and moved to Polk County, Nebraska, where he spent his time farming and establishing his lucrative law practice.

The "Boy Governor"

Nance has been called the "Boy Governor" since he was only 30 years old when he was elected Governor of Nebraska. During his 2 terms as Governor, his biggest successes were strengthening the economy, passing the Slocumb Liquor Law that restricted liquor licensing, and advancing railroad construction.

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Battle of Nashville

Nance was a private in the Union Army. He fought in several battles and was injured in the Battle of Nashville.

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Nance County, NE

Nance County, NE was named after Albinus Nance.

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