American politician, Charles Thone, Died at 94

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Charles Thone was born on January 4, 1924, and died on March 7, 2018

He was an American Republican politician.

Thone was the 34th Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1979 to 1983.

Previously, Thone served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nebraska’s 1st congressional district, from 1971 to 1979.

After he graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 1950, he set up a private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Thone was the deputy secretary of state for Nebraska from 1951 to 1952.

In 1952, Thone became President of the Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Thone married Ruth Raymond on August 16, 1953.

He served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Roman Hruska, from 1954 to 1970.

In the 1992 presidential election, Thone cast one of the state’s five electoral votes for President George H. W. Bush.

Thone did the same for John McCain, in 2008.

After retiring from public life, Thone practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska at the law office of Erickson and Sederstrom.

Thone died on March 7, 2018, at 94 years old.