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Born July 2, 1932 in O'Neill, Nebraska, Sen. Dierks is a retired veterinarian from Ewing, Nebraska. He received his bachelor degree from the University of Nebraska in 1954, and later earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Kansas in 1961. Aside from his service in the Nebraska legislature, Sen Dierks served on the Ewing Public School Board of Education (1969-84; 2004-06)and was on the board of directors, St. Anthony’s Hospital, O’Neill. He is currently a member of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (president); American Veterinary Medical Association. Along with his veterinary medicine practice, Sen. Dierks is also a rancher. He is currently married to Gloria Dierks with four children and is known to be Catholic.
Dierks earned his Bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1954 and his DVM from Kansas State University in 1961.
Dierks served in the United States Air Force in Korea for two years, beginning in 1954, as 1st Lieutenant. From 1961 to 1973 he was both the owner of and veterinarian within the Ewing Veterinary Practice. In 1973, he became a veterinarian of the O'Neill Veterinary Clinic until 1992. He currently works as a rancher.
Dierks served on the Ewing Board of Education from 1969 to 1984 and from 2004 to 2006. He served on the Nebraska State Senate as senator from 1987 to 2002 and resumed his position as senator in 2006. He currently serves in that regard.
Dierks is currently involved with a few non-legislative committees, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Knights of Columbus, and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association. He was previously involved with the American Legion, the United States Animal Health Association-Brucellosis Committee, Saint Anthony's Hospital, Ewing School Board, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, Ewing Commercial Club, American Quarterhorse Association, Nebraska Stockgrowers Association, and the O'Neil Chamber of Commerce.
Dierks currently serves on the Organization for Competitive Markets.
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 40 General election (2010)|
|Nebraska State Senate, District 40 (2006)|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Dierks collected $2,582 in donations.
His three largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Kutak Rock LLP||$750|
Sen. Cap Dierks
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2801
- Merton "Cap" Dierks official campaign website
- Merton Dierks official Nebraska State legislature website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000
- Official unicameral bio
- Unicameral Update Sen. Dierks becoms animal vet, public servant January 26, 2008
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 15, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "2006 General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
- 2008 contributions to Merton Dierks
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