Terry Carpenter Nebraska's Next Governor

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Terry Carpenter was a Nebraska politician who changed his political party affiliation five times. He ran for the position of Nebraska governor in 1934, 1940, 1950 and 1960, but was never elected to the office. In addition, Carpenter ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate five times and lieutenant governor of Nebraska twice. When he wasn't on the campaign trail, Carpenter was a successful businessman with his own chain of gas stations. He was elected as the mayor of Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 1947, but later stepped down when critics believed there was a conflict of interest with his businesses in the city. In 1949, Carpenter established a new village across the river from Scottsbluff and named it Terrytown. He was elected to the Nebraska state Senate in 1952 and served for 22 years. Carpenter passed away shortly thereafter in 1978. 

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