John H. Mickey

John Hopwood Mickey (* September 30, 1845 in Burlington, Iowa; † 2 June 1910 in Osceola, Nebraska ) was an American politician and from 1903 to 1907 the 14th Governor of the State of Nebraska.

Early years and political rise

John Mickey attended the local schools of his home in Iowa. Later he studied at the Iowa Wesleyan University. During the Civil War, he fought in a cavalry unit from Iowa in the ranks of the Union army. In 1868 he moved to Osceola in Nebraska. There he worked both as a farmer and rancher as well as in banking. He was co-founder in 1879 of the first bank in Osceola. Mickey's political career began in 1870 when he eunuchs in Polk County has been for ten years. Between 1881 and 1882 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Nebraska. In 1902 he was elected as a candidate of the Republican Party with 50:47 percent of the vote against William Henry Thompson for Governor of Nebraska.

Governor of Nebraska

Mickey's term began on January 8, 1903. According to a re-election in 1904, he could officiate as governor for four years. He was talking about an average of many pardons. In addition, the audit authority of the state was improved. In those years, even to this day the usual system of primaries in Nebraska was introduced by law ie a bill was passed by Parliament. The law itself then came under Mickey's successor, George L. Sheldon in force. The governor tried unsuccessfully in 1903 to mediate in a strike in Omaha. After the end of his second term in January 1907, Mickey retired into private life. But he could no longer enjoy his retirement long time, since he died in early June 1910. Mickey John was married twice and had nine children.