(1928 - 1987)
Edward Zorinsky was born in Omaha, Douglas County,
Nebraska on November 11, 1928. He attended the public schools; attended
the University of Minnesota 1945-1946, and Creighton (Nebr.) University
1946-1948. Zorinsky graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949
and pursued graduate work at Harvard University (1966). He engaged in
the wholesale tobacco and candy business from 1950 until 1973. He also
served in the United States Army Reserve (1949-1962).
Zorinsky was elected mayor of Omaha and served from
1973 until 1977. He was a member of the Nebraska Judicial Qualifications
Commission (1968-1971) and the board of directors of the Omaha Public
Power District (1969-1973). He was elected as a Democrat to the United
States Senate in November 1976 for the six-year term commencing January
3, 1977. He was 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. Zorinsky was; reelected
in 1982 and served from December 28, 1976, until his death in Omaha
on, March 6, 1987.
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