US Senator E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson
(Democrat - Nebraska)
Director, Nebraska Department of Insurance, 1975-76. Governor
of Nebraska, 1991-99 (elected 1990 and 1994). President, Council
of State Governments, 1995. Chair, Western Governors Association,
1996. Democratic Nominee for US Senate, 1996 (Lost - 42%). US
Senator, 2001-present (elected 2000). Vice Chair, Senate Centrist
Attorney (practiced law: 1970-72, 1985-90 and 1999-2000). Chief
Executive Officer, Central Nebraska Insurance Group, 1972-75 and
1976-81. Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President, National
Association of Insurance Commissioners, 1982-85.
B.S. (Philosophy), University of Nebraska, 1963. M.A. (Philosophy),
University of Nebraska, 1965. J.D., University of Nebraska, 1970.
Born May 17, 1941, in McCook, Nebraska. Married to Diane Nelson.
Four children. Methodist.