LINCOLN -- Former Nebraska Republican Gov. Norbert Tiemann, who oversaw the implementation of the state's sales and income taxes, has died. He was 87. Tiemann's daughter, Amy Tipton of Lincoln, confirmed Wednesday that her father died Tuesday night at his home in Dallas, where he had lived for more than two decades. Tipton says Tiemann had battled heart problems in recent years. Tiemann, who was born in Minden and was mayor of Wausa, served one term as governor from 1967 to 1971. As governor, he signed into law a new state tax structure that introduced sales and income tax collections into the state. He was also in office when state aid to schools was enacted, and he signed a bill designating "Beautiful Nebraska" as the state song. He sought re-election in 1970, but was defeated by Democrat Jim Exon.
Gov. Norbert Tiemann in 1967 (Courtesy Photo)