Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Omaha, Nebraska received its first formal municipal government in 1857 when the Territorial Legislature passed a special act giving the city its initial charter. Under this act the city's voters elected a Mayor and a nine-member Board of Aldermen from three wards. Two years after Nebraska achieved statehood, the State Legislature passed a general charter law for Omaha which followed this basic mayor-council form, as did subsequent charter laws passed in 1871 and 1897.
Muir, Harold T., "The Formation and Adoption of the 1956 Omaha Home Rule Charter, 1954-1956" (1969). Student Work. 2245.
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