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LeRoy Louden
Nebraska State Senate District 49
Former member
In office
2003 - 2013
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$109/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $39/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2002
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
High schoolSaint Agnes Academy
Date of birthOctober 12, 1936
Place of birthAlliance, NE
LeRoy Louden (b. October 12, 1936) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 49 from 2003 to 2013.

Born in Alliance, Nebraska, Sen. Louden is a cattle rancher and National Weather Service observer living in Ellsworth.

Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Louden served on the District 3 Board of Directors (nine years), Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association; legislative committee, Nebraska Rural Electric Association (six years); Sheridan County School Reorganization Board; secretary, District 119 School Board (30 years); president, Area 11 Nebraska Stockgrowers Association (1986). [1] Outside of politics, Sen. Louden is a member of the Elks Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Nebraska Cattlemen's Assocation in his hometown of Ellsworth.[2]

Louden received his diploma from Saint Agnes Academy and attended Nebraska State Trade School.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Louden served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Louden served on these committees:



On November 4, 2008, Louden won re-election to the 49th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Michael Jacobson.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png LeRoy Louden 8,973
Michael Jacobson 3,656

Campaign donors


In 2008, Louden collected $43,255 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Bankers Association $2,800
Union Pacific Railroad $2,500
Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $2,500
Nebraska Realtors Association $2,100
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $2,019

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Louden is currently married to Sharon Ann Louden with six children.

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Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 49
Succeeded by
John Murante