(Senate - June 20, 2012)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


 Mr. JOHANNS. Mr. President, today I wish to pay tribute to a 
dedicated public servant and true leader in Nebraska politics, Gov. 
Norbert Tiemann, whose recent death saddened all who knew him. Gov. 
Norbert Tiemann, or ``Nobby,'' as he was affectionately known, served 
as Governor of Nebraska from 1967 to 1971. It is a privilege to take 
this opportunity to remember the life of Governor Tiemann and his many 
contributions to our State and Nation.
  Prior to being elected Governor, Tiemann served three terms as mayor 
of Wausa in northeast Nebraska. He would later serve as Federal Highway 
Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Nixon 
and Ford administrations. Ever service-oriented, Tiemann's public 
service extended well beyond elected office. He bravely fought in World 
War II and was later stationed in Korea.
  Tiemann had an incredible passion for governing and played an active 
role in the lawmaking process. His leadership as Governor left a 
lasting impact on our great State. Scholars consider him to be among 
the most influential Nebraska Governors for transforming the 
governorship in our State from its traditional caretaker role to one 
that led public policy discussions.
  As we look back on Tiemann's legacy, we will remember a dedicated 
public servant who cared deeply about Nebraska. I could not be more 
grateful for his lifetime of service and, on behalf of all Nebraskans, 
offer my sincerest condolences to his family.