Abel, Hazel (1888–1966)

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Abel, Hazel (1888–1966)

American politician. Born Hazel Pearl Hemple in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, July 10, 1888; died in Lincoln, Nebraska, July 30, 1966; graduated from the University of Nebraska, 1908; married George Abel, 1916.

Republican from Nebraska, 83rd Congress (Nov 8, 1954-Dec 1, 1954); was active in the Nebraska State Republican Party and vice chair of the State Republican Central Committee; filled a two-month vacancy in US Senate because of a technicality in Nebraska's election law; during brief tenure, served on the Committee on Finance, and Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce; also joined the majority in voting to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy; resigned (Dec 31, 1954); came in second in a run for the Republican primary for nomination as governor (1960).

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