‘He leaves an amazing legacy’: Nebraska leaders remember Walter Scott Jr.

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Look around just about anywhere in Omaha, and you'll see Walter Scott Jr.'s legacy permanently engraved, from the zoo to the university. "He leaves an amazing legacy for all Nebraskans, one of the greatest philanthropists to ever be here in the state," said University of Nebraska President Ted Carter.Scott, an Omaha native and Benson High graduate, rose through the ranks at Kiewit, ultimately becoming president and chairman of the board.He moved all over the country for work, but all roads lead back to Omaha. "He led his generation of leaders in Omaha, to move Omaha so forward and make the city as it is today," said former Congressman Brad Ashford worked closely with Scott, an Air Force veteran, to build an $86 million veterans care center in Omaha."His contributions to the community are incalculable. We will thank goodness and thank god we will be able to benefit for generations because of his generosity," Ashford said. Scott cared deeply about education, too. About 150
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