George William Norris
Elected to the United States Senate in 1912, beginning a service of 30 years, he championed the rights of the common man, and the conservation and development of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Among his great achievements are the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Rural Electrification Administration, the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the Anti-Injunction Act, as well as the establishment of the Unicameral Legislature in the State of Nebraska. He was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1961.
George W. Norris, the “Gentle Knight of Progressive Ideals”, one of the Nation’s great statesmen, served well the State and the Nation.
Erected by High Plains Historical Society & Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 12.245′ N, 100° 37.53′ W. Marker is in McCook, Nebraska, in Red Willow County. Marker is on George Norris Avenue near East G Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 George Norris Avenue, Mc Cook NE 69001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. George W. Norris Home (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is in Norris Park, opposite the George Norris Home.
Also see . . . George WilliamNorris - U.S. Senate. (Submitted on December 6, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 244 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.