Who Is Hal Daub?

A visionary leader who as mayor of Omaha began the riverfront revitalization,  made the Convention Center and Arena a reality, built balanced budgets while lowering taxes and began the transformation of Downtown Omaha.

A committed volunteer for dozens of community organizations – raising money, serving on their boards, helping solve problems, making life better for individuals and the community.

A statesman who served the 2nd District in Congress for 8 years.

An energetic, smart, future thinking member of the Board of Regents for the University of Nebraska.

A husband, father of three adult children.

Commitment to Education

  • Service on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents
  • UNO Advisory Board
  • Hal, his parents and brother all attended the University of Nebraska
  • Daub family established a scholarship to assist students who would otherwise not be able to attend college
  • Received the University Distinguished Alumni Award

Service to His Community and Country

  • Omaha Mayor (1995-2001)
  • U.S. House of Representatives (1981-1989)
  • Captain, U.S. Army Infantry – Company Commander, Korea (1966-1968)
  • Mid-America Boy Scouts Council Board member and Trustee
  • Eagle Scout
  • Salvation Army Board
  • Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame


  • Native Omahan; graduate of Benson High School (1959)
  • Graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Law (1965)
  • Partner, Husch, Sanders Law Firm
  • Married to former Mary Wurdeman
  • Three grown children: Natalie, John, and Tammy Daub — and five grandchildren
  • Named 2011 Father of the Year by American Diabetes Association
  • Enjoys playing trumpet, piano, collecting American stamps and coins, reading, fishing and hunting

“The University of Nebraska is important to me because my
career in business and public service was launched from my
time in law school at UNL. Once a Husker, always a Husker!

Our land grant university is the catalyst for jobs, the growth
of the state and the kinds of businesses the state can attract.
We need a strong University that is a thought leader, has a
plan for the future, and is the backbone of business and
industry for the state.”