Norbert Tiemann

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Norbert Tiemann
Gov. Norbert Tiemann.jpg
Tiemann in 1967
Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration
In office
June 1, 1973 – March 31, 1977[1]
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byFrancis Cutler Turner
Succeeded byWilliam M. Cox
32nd Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 5, 1967 – January 7, 1971
LieutenantJohn E. Everroad
Preceded byFrank B. Morrison
Succeeded byJ. James Exon
Personal details
Norbert Theodore Tiemann

(1924-07-18)July 18, 1924
Minden, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJune 19, 2012(2012-06-19) (aged 87)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lorna L. Bornholdt (1950-2012; his death)
ChildrenAmy Elieen
Lorna Christine
Mary Catherine
Norbert Jr.
ResidenceDallas, Texas, U.S.

Norbert Theodore "Nobby" Tiemann (July 18, 1924 – June 19, 2012) was an American Republican politician from Wausa, Nebraska, and was the 32nd Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1967 to 1971.[2]


Tiemann was born in Minden, Nebraska. He attended Campbell High School in Campbell, Nebraska, graduating in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of the Society of Innocents and Beta Sigma Psi fraternity. Tiemann graduated in 1949 with a B.S. degree. He married Lorna L Bornholdt on July 19, 1950 and they had four children, Amy Eileen, Lorna Christine, Mary Catherine, and Norbert Jr.[3]


Tiemann then served in Korea from 1950-1952. After returning to the U.S., Tiemann served three terms as mayor of Wausa, Nebraska.

In 1966, Tiemann was elected Governor of Nebraska as a member of the Republican Party. He successfully pushed for a number of progressive changes, including the adoption of a new tax structure and of new programs of state financial aid to education, the expansion of the University of Nebraska, and the enactment of the state's first minimum wage law and of open-housing legislation. He served one term and then was succeeded by J. James Exon. The state centennial year coincided with his term and at the end of the centennial year, the legislature had passed 632 bills, a new state record.[4]

Tiemann was on the National Governors' Conference Executive Committee from 1968 to 1969. From June 1, 1973- January 1977[5] he served as Head of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.[6]


Tiemann died at his home in Dallas, Texas on June 19, 2012, aged 87.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1977, Book 1: January 20 to June 24, 1977".
  2. ^ Norbert Tiemann page at National Governors Association
  3. ^ "Norbert Tieman". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Norbert Tiemann". National Governors Assoc iation. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
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  7. ^ Walton, Don (June 20, 2012). "Norbert Tiemann remembered as dynamic state leader". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Lampe, Nelson (June 20, 2012). "Former Nebraska Gov. Norbert Tiemann dead at 87". San Antonio Express-News. Associated Press. Retrieved June 20, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank B. Morrison
Governor of Nebraska
Succeeded by
J. James Exon