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Leo B. Stuhr

Class of 1897
Hall of Honor 1984

Leo B. Stuhr was the son of pioneer settlers of Hall County who were among the 32 German immigrants who founded Grand Island in 1857.

In 1917, Mr. Stuhr was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives and was named State Secretary of Agriculture in 1919. In 1930, President Hoover appointed Stuhr to the Federal Farm Board and he helped set up commodity marketing organizations.

Mr. Stuhr was one of the founders of the Hall County Historical Society and for many years dreamed of a museum to preserve the history of the area. It was through his generous bequest that the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer was born.

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