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  • Arthur Weimar "Art" Thompson (1886 - 1970)
    auctioneer. In a 46-year career, called more than 7,500 livestock sales from New York to California and from Canada to Mexico. Born in Bradshaw; lived in Lincoln, Nebraska.Art is remembered for his for...
  • Grace Abbott (1878 - 1939)
    Abbott (November 17, 1878 – June 19, 1939) was an American social worker who specifically worked in improving the rights of immigrants, especially those from eastern Europe, and advancing child welfare...
  • Charles Edwin Bessey (1845 - 1915)
    This article was originally published with the title "Charles Edwin Bessey" in Scientific American 105, 27, 594 (December 1911)Charles Edwin Bessey The New President of the American Association for the...
  • Hartley Burr Alexander (1873 - 1939)
    Burr Alexander, PhD (1873–1939), was an American philosopher, writer, educator, scholar, poet, and iconographer.Alexander was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9, 1873. His father, the Rev. George Sh...
  • Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)
    Eiseley (September 3, 1907 – July 9, 1977) was an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. He receive...

The Nebraska Hall of Fame officially recognizes prominent individuals from the State of Nebraska. Twenty-five busts located on the second floor of the Nebraska State Capitol commemorate members of the Hall of Fame. Nebraska Medal of Honor recipients are also members of the Nebraska Hall of Fame. A plaque with the names of Medal of Honor recipients is located in the Capitol's Memorial Chamber—the fourteenth floor of the building.