ZORINSKY, Edward (1928-1987)
Senate Years of Service: 1976-1987

ZORINSKY, EDWARD, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., November 11, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Minnesota 1945-1946, and Creighton (Nebr.) University 1946-1948; graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949; pursued graduate work at Harvard University 1966; engaged in wholesale tobacco and candy business 1950-1973; served in the United States Army Reserve 1949-1962; mayor, Omaha, Nebr., 1973-1977; member, Nebraska Judicial Qualifications Commission 1968-1971; member, board of directors, Omaha Public Power District 1969-1973; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in November 1976 for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1977; subsequently appointed, December 28, 1976, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Senator Roman L. Hruska for the term ending January 3, 1977; reelected in 1982 and served from December 28, 1976, until his death in Omaha, Nebr., March 6, 1987; interment in Beth El Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.

Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1976-1987. 294 cubic feet. Correspondence and papers from service in the Senate including appointment books, schedules, constituent correspondence, legislative files and memos, administrative files, projects, voting record, invitations, press releases, Lincoln office files, photographs, motion-picture film, videotape, and sound recordings. Topics include agriculture, foreign relations and trade, defense, appropriations, health, housing, Indian affairs, urban affairs, SALT II, Fur Seal treaty and Nebraska court appointments. Unprocessed.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 100th Cong., 1st sess., 1987. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1987.