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German ancestry Politicians in Nevada

  John Eric Ensign (b. 1958) — also known as John E. Ensign — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Roseville, Placer County, Calif., March 25, 1958. Republican. Veterinarian; hotel and casino manager; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1995-99; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 2001-; defeated, 1998; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008. Pentecostal. Italian, German, and Filipino ancestry. In June 2009, he admitted to an extramarital affair with Cindy Hampton, a member of his campaign staff and the wife of his Senate aide Doug Hampton. In an unsuccessful attempt to keep the Hamptons quiet about the affair, he gave them $96,000 (an illegally undisclosed severance payment) through his parents. He also used his influence to set up Jeff Hampton as a lobbyist, in violation of laws restricting lobbying by former congressional aides. A grand jury investigation is in progress. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Michael S. Ensign; son of Sharon Lee Cipriani.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Pat Nixon (1912-1993) — also known as Thelma Catherine Ryan; "Starlight" — of California. Born in Ely, White Pine County, Nev., March 16, 1912. Republican. School teacher; Second Lady of the United States, 1953-61; First Lady of the United States, 1969-74; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Female. Protestant. Irish and German ancestry. Died, from lung cancer, in Park Ridge, Bergen County, N.J., June 22, 1993 (age 81 years, 98 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of William M. Ryan, Sr. and Katherine (Halberstadt) Ryan; married, June 21, 1940, to Richard Milhous Nixon.
  Political families: Eisenhower-Nixon family; Carroll family of Maryland (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Patricia Nixon Elementary School (opened 1973; now Nixon Academy), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.  — Pat Nixon Park (established 1969), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.
  Epitaph: "Even when people can't speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Reinhold Sadler (1848-1906) — of Eureka, Eureka County, Nev. Born in Czarnikau, Prussia (now Czarnkow, Poland), January 10, 1848. Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1895-98; Governor of Nevada, 1896-1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1904; Stalwart Silver candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1904. German ancestry. Died in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., January 30, 1906 (age 58 years, 20 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (1830-1898) — also known as Adolph Sutro — of San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Germany, April 29, 1830. Cigar and tobacco merchant; promoted and led the construction of the Sutro Tunnel, to drain water from the silver mines of the Comstock Lode in Nevada; real estate investor; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1895-97. Jewish. German ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 8, 1898 (age 68 years, 101 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Emanuel Sutro and Rosa (Warendorff) Sutro; married 1854 to Leah Harris.
  Mount Sutro, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Adolph Sutro (built 1943 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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