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Lawyer Politicians in Nevada

  Mark Eugene Amodei (b. 1958) — also known as Mark E. Amodei — Born in Carson City, Nev., June 12, 1958. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives 40th District, 1997-99; member of Nevada state senate 17th District, 1999-2010; Nevada Republican state chair, 2010-11; U.S. Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 2011-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Henry Fountain Ashurst (1874-1962) — also known as Henry F. Ashurst; "The Cowboy Senator"; "Fountain"; "Dean of Inconsistency"; "Five-Syllable Henry"; "Silver-Tongued Sunbeam of the Painted Desert" — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born near Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev., September 13, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arizona territorial House of Representatives, 1896; member of Arizona territorial senate, 1902; Coconino County District Attorney, 1905-08; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1911; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1912-41. Catholic. Famed for saying "No senator can change his mind quicker than I." Actor in a cameo role in the 1962 movie Advise & Consent. Suffered a stroke, and died two weeks later, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1962 (age 87 years, 260 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Ashurst and Sarah Elizabeth (Bogard) Ashurst; married, March 2, 1904, to Elizabeth (McEvoy) Reno.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph A. Aspero (1915-1987) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., June 30, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1945-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died November 26, 1987 (age 72 years, 149 days). Interment at Davis Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Nev.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Hunt Atkinson (1881-1968) — also known as Harry H. Atkinson — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 22, 1881. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Nye County District Attorney, 1917-20; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1926-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in January, 1968 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry R. M. Atkinson and Jessie (Erickson) Atkinson; married, November 28, 1908, to Katherine Jackson (died 1954); married, September 1, 1961, to Cecil Payn Chapman.
  Albert Douglass Ayres (1874-1944) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Fort Bidwell, Modoc County, Calif., June 25, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1911-13. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died October 3, 1944 (age 70 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Irvin Ayres and Annie Laura (Poore) Ayres; married to Emma McCormick and Enola Sims.
  Howard William Babcock (1917-1986) — also known as Howard W. Babcock — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Austin, Mower County, Minn., April 7, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1958-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Nu Phi; Optimist Club. Died August 26, 1986 (age 69 years, 141 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence S. Babcock and Irene Mildred (Orrin) Babcock; married, November 12, 1946, to Leontyna Najgrodzka.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Milton B. Badt (1884-1966) — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 8, 1884. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1945-47; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1947-66; appointed 1947; died in office 1966; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1951-52, 1957-59. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Elks; Rotary. Died, from heart disease and pneumonia, in a hospital at Reno, Washoe County, Nev., April 2, 1966 (age 81 years, 268 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Moris Badt and Lina (Posener) Badt; married, June 29, 1927, to Gertrude L. Nizze.
  Alexander White Baldwin (1835-1869) — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Gainesville, Sumter County, Ala., 1835. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1865-69; died in office 1869. Died in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., November 14, 1869 (age about 34 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Glover Baldwin (1818?-1864).
  See also federal judicial profile
  George Arthur Bartlett (1869-1951) — also known as George A. Bartlett — of Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., November 30, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Eureka County District Attorney, 1899-1900; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1907-11. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 1, 1951 (age 81 years, 183 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Mason B. Bartlett and Barbara Bartlett; married, February 14, 1899, to Pearl Gates.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Henry Beatty (1838-1914) — also known as William H. Beatty — of Austin, Lander County, Nev.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Monclova, Lucas County, Ohio, February 18, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1864-74; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1875-78; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1879-80; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1888-1914; died in office 1914. Died August 4, 1914 (age 76 years, 167 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Oscar Beatty and Margaret Boone (Runyan) Beatty; brother of Mary M. Beatty (who married Samuel Crawford Denson (1839-1917)); married, June 17, 1874, to Elizabeth M. Love.
  Political family: Denson family of Opelika, Alabama.
  See also Wikipedia article
  George Monroe Beebe (1836-1927) — also known as George M. Beebe — of Troy, Doniphan County, Kan.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Monticello, Sullivan County, N.Y.; Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New Vernon, Orange County, N.Y., October 28, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; secretary of Kansas Territory, 1860-61; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1860, 1860-61; candidate for justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1865; candidate for New York state senate 10th District, 1871; member of New York state assembly from Sullivan County, 1873-74; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1875-79; defeated, 1878; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876, 1880 (speaker), 1892; Judge of New York Court of Claims, 1883-1900. Died in Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y., March 1, 1927 (age 90 years, 124 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Shelley Berkley (b. 1951) — also known as Rochelle Levine — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 20, 1951. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2000, 2004, 2008. Female. Jewish. Greek ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Alan Harvey Bible (1909-1988) — also known as Alan Bible — of Storey County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 20, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; Storey County District Attorney, 1935-38; Nevada state attorney general, 1943-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956; speaker, 1968; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1954-74; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1955. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Eagles; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Auburn, Placer County, Calif., September 12, 1988 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Bible and Isabel (Welsh) Bible; married, November 17, 1939, to Loucile Jacks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  James Hubert Bilbray (b. 1938) — also known as James H. Bilbray — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state senate, 1980-86; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1987-95; defeated, 1972, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996, 2000, 2004. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Uncle of Brian P. Bilbray (1951-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Richard P. Bland Richard Parks Bland (1835-1899) — also known as Richard P. Bland; "Silver Dick" — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo. Born near Hartford, Ohio County, Ky., August 19, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-95, 1897-99 (5th District 1873-83, 11th District 1883-93, 8th District 1893-95, 1897-99); defeated, 1894; died in office 1899; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1896. Author of the Bland bill in 1878, for the coinage of silver. Died in Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo., June 15, 1899 (age 63 years, 300 days). Interment at Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  William Sebastian Boyle (1888-1949) — also known as William S. Boyle — of San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 22, 1888. Democrat. Brickmason; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Nevada Democratic state chair, 1931; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1936 (secretary, Platform Committee; speaker); U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1939. Irish ancestry. Died in 1949 (age about 61 years). Interment somewhere in Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Married to Myrtle Jane McGrath.
  Hugh Henry Brown (1872-1975) — also known as Hugh H. Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 4, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; represented railroads and mining companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1908, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920 (alternate). Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Judicature Society; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died February 26, 1975 (age 102 years, 298 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Robert McCutcheon Brown and Louise Christina (Smith) Brown; married, February 7, 1904, to Marjorie Moore (1885-1987).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melvin T. Brunetti (1933-2009) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1985-99; took senior status 1999. Died October 30, 2009 (age 75 years, 354 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Richard Hudson Bryan (b. 1937) — also known as Richard H. Bryan — of Nevada. Born in Washington, D.C., July 16, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state senate, 1972-78; Nevada state attorney general, 1979-83; defeated, 1974; Governor of Nevada, 1983-89; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1989-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996, 2000. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Howard Walter Cannon (1912-2002) — also known as Howard W. Cannon — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, January 26, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1959-83; defeated, 1982. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Lions; Elks. Died, of congestive heart failure, at the Odyssey House Hospice, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., March 6, 2002 (age 90 years, 39 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Cannon and Leah (Sullivan) Cannon; married, December 21, 1945, to Dorothy Pace.
  Cross-reference: Mike O'Callaghan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books about Howard Cannon: Michael Vernetti, Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada: A Biography
  Edward Peter Carville (1885-1956) — also known as Edward P. Carville; E. P. Carville — of Nevada. Born in Mound Valley, Elko County, Nev., May 14, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1928; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1934-39; Governor of Nevada, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1945-47. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Woodmen. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 27, 1956 (age 71 years, 44 days). Interment at Nevada Memorial Park Mausoleum, Reno, Nev.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William Horace Clagett (1838-1901) — also known as William H. Clagett — of Humboldt City, Humboldt County (now Pershing County), Nev.; Deer Lodge, Powell County, Mont. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., September 21, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada territorial House of Representatives, 1862-63; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1864-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana Territory, 1868; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1871-73; defeated, 1872. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., August 3, 1901 (age 62 years, 316 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Wash.
  Relatives: Uncle of Samuel Barrett Pettengill (1886-1974).
  Epitaph: "Lawyer, Statesman, Pioneer."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry E. Claiborne (c.1918-2004) — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in McRae, White County, Ark., about 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1950; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1964; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1979-86; convicted in 1984 of tax evasion, and sentenced to two years in prison; impeached in 1986 by the U.S. House and convicted (removed from office) by the Senate. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., January 19, 2004 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Orion Clemens (1825-1897) — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo.; Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa; Carson City, Nev. Born in Missouri, October 6, 1825. Newspaper publisher; lawyer; secretary of Nevada Territory, 1861-64; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1865. Died in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, December 11, 1897 (age 72 years, 66 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall Clemens (1798-1847); brother of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910; author and humorist, best known as 'Mark Twain'); married, December 19, 1854, to Mary E. 'Mollie' Stotts.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Benjamin Wilson Coleman (b. 1869) — also known as Ben W. Coleman — of Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Ballsville, Powhatan County, Va., July 1, 1869. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada 9th District, 1911-15; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1915-36; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1919-20, 1925-27, 1931-33. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Coleman and Arabella (Smith) Coleman; married, June 6, 1906, to Martha L. Attleton.
  David Cooper (1820-1875) — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Austin, Lander County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Frederick County, Md., July 2, 1820. Lawyer; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1849-53. Died in 1875 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
Dighton Corson Dighton Corson (1827-1915) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Deadwood, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born in Canaan, Somerset County, Maine, October 21, 1827. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1858; Milwaukee County District Attorney, 1859; District Attorney, 1st Judicial District of Nevada; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1885, 1889; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 1st District, 1889-1913. Died in Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak., May 7, 1915 (age 87 years, 198 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy (Tuttle) Corson (1787-1863) and Isaac Corson; married to Elizabeth Hoffman.
  Corson County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  John Martin Costello (1903-1976) — also known as John M. Costello — of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 15, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1935-45; defeated, 1932, 1944. Catholic. Died, of heart failure, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., August 29, 1976 (age 73 years, 227 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Owen Craven (b. 1905) — also known as Thomas O. Craven — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Rocklin, Placer County, Calif., August 31, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1936; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1942-45. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Glenn Craven and Beatrice (Owens) Craven; married, December 29, 1939, to Margaret Jeannette Crosby.
  Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) — also known as Alexander P. Crittenden — of Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 14, 1816. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1849-51, 1852-53 (Los Angeles District 1849-51, 5th District 1852-53). Shot and mortally wounded by his ex-lover, Laura D. Fair, on board a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay, and died two days later, in San Francisco, Calif., November 5, 1870 (age 54 years, 295 days). Fair was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death, but the state supreme court ordered a new trial, and she was acquitted. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1788-1832) and Mary Wilson (Parker) Crittenden (1792-1869); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905; Union general); married to Clara Churchill (1820-1881); nephew of John Jordan Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden (1754-1806); first cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Crawford Denson (1839-1917) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Nevada; San Francisco, Calif.; Easton (now part of Burlingame), San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Ursa, Adams County, Ill., September 23, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in California 6th District, 1876-81; superior court judge in California, 1881-83; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1885-86; Ormsby County District Attorney, 1886-88; director and general counsel, Pacific Coast Steel Company. Member, Freemasons; Union League. Died in Easton (now part of Burlingame), San Mateo County, Calif., July 26, 1917 (age 77 years, 306 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Denson (1807-1884) and Emily Ann (Crawford) Denson (1817-1903); married 1866 to Mary M. Beatty (sister of William Henry Beatty (1838-1914)); married, June 3, 1891, to Laura Mae Ames; fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Denson and Nimrod Davis Denson.
  Political family: Denson family of Opelika, Alabama.
  John W. Dorsey (b. 1852) — also known as J. W. Dorsey — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Harford County, Md., June 4, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1888; member, Committee on Permanent Organization, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Miranda Mai Du (b. 1969) — also known as Miranda Du — Born in Ca Mau, Vietnam, December 11, 1969. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 2012-. Female. Vietnamese ancestry. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article
  Edward Augustus Ducker (b. 1870) — also known as Edward A. Ducker — of Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., February 26, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; Humboldt County District Attorney, 1905-10; district judge in Nevada 6th District, 1911-18; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1918-31; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1929-31. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arch Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Ducker and Augusta (Woodward) Ducker; married, March 30, 1903, to Dollie B. Guthrie.
  James Arthur Gibbons (b. 1944) — also known as Jim Gibbons — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Sparks, Washoe County, Nev., December 16, 1944. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; geologist; airline pilot; lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1989-93; U.S. Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 1997-2006; Governor of Nevada, 2007-11; defeated, 1994. Mormon. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Dawn Gibbons (1946?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James B. Gibson (b. 1949) — also known as Jim Gibson — of Henderson, Clark County, Nev. Born in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Henderson, Nev., 1997-2009; candidate in primary for Governor of Nevada, 2006. Mormon. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas J. Gilloon (1949-2006) — of Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in North Arlington, Bergen County, N.J., September 11, 1949. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1975-78. Died, of cancer, October 11, 2006 (age 57 years, 30 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Gilloon and Margaret (Kelly) Gilloon; grandnephew of Frank D. Gilloon (1896?-?).
  Oscar Baylin Goodman (b. 1939) — also known as Oscar B. Goodman — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 26, 1939. Lawyer; mayor of Las Vegas, Nev., 1999-2011. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1962 to Carolyn G. Goodman (1939-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Oscar Goodman: John L. Smith, Of Rats and Men : Oscar Goodman's Life from Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas
  Morley Isaac Griswold (1890-1951) — also known as Morley Griswold — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Elko, Elko County, Nev., October 10, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1927-34; Governor of Nevada, 1934-35; defeated, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1948. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Delta Tau Delta. Died October 3, 1951 (age 60 years, 358 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chauncey Warner Griswold and Mary Ellen (Dakin) Griswold; married, August 4, 1920, to Marianne Williamson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Thomas E. Haydon (1826-1905) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., January 26, 1826. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1887-89. Died December 17, 1905 (age 79 years, 325 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Belknap Henderson (1873-1954) — also known as Charles B. Henderson — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 8, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Elko County District Attorney, 1901-05; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918-21; appointed 1918; defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1928, 1936; president and director, Elko Telephone and Telegraph Company; director, Western Pacific Railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 1954 (age 81 years, 153 days). Interment at Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Jefferson Henderson (1832-1902) and Sarah Watts (Bradley) Henderson (1837-1918); married 1901 to Ethel Laura Smith (1879-1963); grandson of Lewis Rice Bradley (1805-1879).
  The city of Henderson, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles West Kendall (1828-1914) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Hamilton, White Pine County, Nev.; Denver, Colo. Born in Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine, April 22, 1828. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; newspaper editor; lawyer; member of California state assembly 12th District, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1871-75. Died in Mt. Rainier, Prince George's County, Md., June 25, 1914 (age 86 years, 64 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hiram Knowles (1834-1911) — of Nevada; Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, January 18, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Nevada, 1864; justice of Montana territorial supreme court, 1868-69; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1884; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1890-1904. Member, Freemasons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died April 6, 1911 (age 77 years, 78 days). Burial location unknown.
  Paul Dominque Laxalt (1922-2018) — also known as Paul Laxalt — of Carson City, Nev. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., August 2, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1963-67; Governor of Nevada, 1967-71; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1974-87; defeated, 1964. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles. Died August 6, 2018 (age 96 years, 4 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dominique Laxalt and Theresa (Alpetche) Laxalt; married, June 23, 1946, to Jackalyn Ross (divorced 1972).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Robert Frank List (b. 1936) — also known as Robert List — of Carson City, Nev.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., September 1, 1936. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1968, 1972 (delegation chair); Nevada state attorney general, 1971-78; Governor of Nevada, 1979-83. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Way List and Alice A. (Dove) List; married, July 1, 1962, to Kathryn Sue Geary.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Patrick Anthony McCarran (1876-1954) — also known as Patrick A. McCarran; Pat McCarran — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., August 8, 1876. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; member of Nevada state legislature, 1903; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1933-54; died in office 1954. Catholic. Died September 28, 1954 (age 78 years, 51 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Critical books about Patrick McCarran: Michael Ybarra, Washington Gone Crazy : Senator Pat McCarran and the Great American Communist Hunt
  Joseph Walker McCorkle (1819-1884) — also known as Joseph W. McCorkle; J. W. McCorkle — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Sutter County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, June 24, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1845-49; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1851-53. Engaged in a duel with U.S. Senator W. M. Gwin, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries. Died in Branchville, Prince George's County, Md., March 18, 1884 (age 64 years, 268 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John J. McCune (1919-2001) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 20, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1953-56. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion. Died April 23, 2001 (age 82 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Joseph Miller (b. 1945) — also known as Robert J. Miller; Bob Miller — of Henderson, Clark County, Nev. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 30, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; Clark County District Attorney, 1979-86; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1987-89; Governor of Nevada, 1989-98; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Orrice Abram Murdock, Jr. (1893-1979) — also known as Abe Murdock — of Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. Born in Austin, Lander County, Nev., July 18, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; Beaver County Attorney; U.S. Representative from Utah 1st District, 1933-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1940, 1944 (chair, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1952; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1941-47; defeated, 1946; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1947-57. Mormon. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., September 15, 1979 (age 86 years, 59 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Orrice Abram Murdock and Lucinda (Robinson) Murdock (1864-1929); married, October 2, 1913, to Mary Violet Yardley (1892-1962); first cousin of Philo Taylor Farnsworth, Jr. (1877-1952).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Carson Needham (1864-1942) — also known as James C. Needham — of Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born, in an covered wagon en route to California, at Carson City, Nev., September 17, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for California state senate, 1890; U.S. Representative from California, 1899-1913 (7th District 1899-1903, 6th District 1903-13); superior court judge in California, 1919-34. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif., July 11, 1942 (age 77 years, 297 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Modesto, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. Needham and Olive L. (Drake) Needham; married, July 1, 1894, to Dora Deetta Parsons.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Francis G. Newlands Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917) — also known as Francis G. Newlands — of San Francisco, Calif.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., August 28, 1848. Lawyer; trustee of the estate of U.S. Senator William Sharon, 1886; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1893-1903; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1903-17; died in office 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1904, 1916. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1917 (age 69 years, 118 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Birney Newlands and Jessie (Barland) Newlands; married 1874 to Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; daughter of William Sharon (1821-1885)); married 1888 to Edith McAllister (1860-1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902
  James Warren Nye (1814-1876) — also known as James W. Nye — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Carson City, Nev. Born in DeRuyter, Madison County, N.Y., June 10, 1814. Republican. Lawyer; Madison County Surrogate, 1844-47; Madison County Judge, 1847-51; Free Soil candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1848; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860; Governor of Nevada Territory, 1861-64; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1864-73; member of Republican National Committee from Nevada, 1870-. Died in White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., December 25, 1876 (age 62 years, 198 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Nye (1778-1845) and Thankful (Crocker) Nye (1780-1844); married 1839 to Elsie Ann Benson (1815-1867).
  Nye County, Nev. is named for him.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Nye (built 1943, scrapped 1973) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Tasker L. Oddie Tasker Lowndes Oddie (1870-1950) — also known as Tasker L. Oddie — of Nye County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 20, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; real estate business; mining business; Nye County District Attorney, 1900-02; member of Nevada state senate, 1904-08; Governor of Nevada, 1911-15; defeated, 1914, 1918; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1921-33; defeated, 1932, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1924, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1932, 1940 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 17, 1950 (age 79 years, 120 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Meigs Oddie and Ellen Gibson (Prout) Oddie; married, November 30, 1916, to Daisy Rendall.
  Oddie Boulevard, in Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Key Pittman (1872-1940) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872. Democrat. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1913-40; defeated, 1910; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It was rumored for years that he died before his final election in 1940, and that party leaders kept his body on ice in a hotel bathtub until he was re-elected; this story has been disproven. In fact, he suffered a severe heart attack before the election, at the Riverside Hotel, and died after the election at the Washoe General Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1940 (age 68 years, 52 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Vail Montgomery Pittman; married, July 7, 1900, to Mimosa June Gates (1872-1952); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Samuel Platt (1874-1964) — also known as Sam Platt — of Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Carson City, Nev., November 17, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1903-05; Speaker of the Nevada State House of Representatives, 1905; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1906-14; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1914, 1916, 1922 (primary), 1928, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1916, 1920, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; B'nai B'rith; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in 1964 (age about 89 years). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Platt (1843-1907) and Malvina (Bash) Platt; married, January 30, 1918, to Helen Marks Faith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harry Mason Reid (b. 1939) — also known as Harry Reid — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev.; Searchlight, Clark County, Nev. Born in Searchlight, Clark County, Nev., December 2, 1939. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1969-70; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1970-74; candidate for mayor of Las Vegas, Nev., 1975; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1983-87; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1987-; defeated, 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Nevada, 2008. Mormon. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married 1959 to Landra Jay Gould.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933) — also known as Edwin E. Roberts; E. E. Roberts — of Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Pleasant Grove, Sutter County, Calif., December 12, 1870. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1912, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918; mayor of Reno, Nev., 1920. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in 1933 (age about 62 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Ewing Roberts and Anna Maria (Johnson) Roberts; married, April 23, 1893, to Nora S. Range; father-in-law of Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Myron Sabin (1833-1890) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis.; Treasure Hill, White Pine County, Nev.; Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Eureka, Eureka County, Nev. Born in Ohio, August, 1833. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1882-90; died in office 1890. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in San Francisco, Calif., May 12, 1890 (age 56 years, 0 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Wells Sabin (1795-1871) and Clarissa (Church) Sabin.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Adams Sanders (b. 1866) — also known as John A. Sanders — of Nye County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Wythe County, Va., October 16, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Nye County District Attorney, 1911-16; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1917-35; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1921-22, 1927-29, 1933-34. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: John Adams
  Relatives: Son of William C. Sanders and Florence (Peirce) Sanders; married, July 17, 1910, to Maybelle Hunter Romeigh.
  Brian Edward Sandoval (b. 1963) — also known as Brian Sandoval — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Redding, Shasta County, Calif., August 5, 1963. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1994-98; Nevada state attorney general, 2003-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2004; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 2005-09; resigned 2009; Governor of Nevada, 2011-19. Mexican ancestry. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Still living as of 2019.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James David Santini (1937-2015) — also known as Jim Santini — of Nevada. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., August 13, 1937. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1972-74; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1975-83; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1986. Died in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., September 22, 2015 (age 78 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Grant Sawyer (1918-1996) — also known as F. Grant Sawyer — of Elko, Elko County, Nev. Born in Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, December 14, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Elko County District Attorney, 1950-58; Nevada Democratic state chair, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1956; Governor of Nevada, 1959-67; defeated, 1966. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; American Legion; Lions; Eagles. Died, of complications from a stroke, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., February 19, 1996 (age 77 years, 67 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Palm Memorial Park - Green Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Harry W. Sawyer and Bula (Cameron) Sawyer; married, August 1, 1946, to Bette Hoge.
  The Sawyer state office building, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob K. Shafer (1823-1876) — of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif.; Idaho. Born near Broadway, Rockingham County, Va., December 26, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; mayor of Stockton, Calif., 1852; San Joaquin County Judge, 1853-62; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1869. Died in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., November 22, 1876 (age 52 years, 332 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eureka, Nev.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Sharon (1821-1885) — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 9, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; mining business; real estate business; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1875-81. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 1885 (age 64 years, 308 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Father of Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; who married Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917)).
  Cross-reference: Francis G. Newlands — David S. Terry
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Peter J. Somers (1850-1924) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Esmeralda County, Nev. Born in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis., April 12, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1890-93; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1893-95; Nevada Democratic state chair, 1907-09; district judge in Nevada, 1908-13. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 15, 1924 (age 73 years, 309 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lester D. Summerfield (d. 1966) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Nevada, 1937. Died in 1966. Cremated.
  Erroll James Livingston Taber (1877-1947) — also known as E. J. L. Taber — of Elko, Elko County, Nev. Born in Austin, Lander County, Nev., November 29, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Elko County District Attorney, 1909-11; district judge in Nevada 4th District, 1911-23; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1935-47; died in office 1947; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1939-40, 1945-46. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died February 6, 1947 (age 69 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Milo Taber and Celia Agnes (McKimmons) Taber; married, December 27, 1904, to Frances Mildred Smiley.
  George B. Thatcher (b. 1882) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev.; Elko, Elko County, Nev. Born in Aspen, Pitkin County, Colo., July 28, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Nevada, 1912; Nevada state attorney general, 1913-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Thatcher and Mary E. (Madigan) Thatcher; married, January 16, 1906, to Essie M. Carr.
  James Leo Wadsworth (b. 1922) — also known as J. L. Wadsworth — of Panaca, Lincoln County, Nev.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Alamo, Lincoln County, Nev., May 21, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; rancher; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1949-50; lawyer. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen Wadsworth and Lois (Stewart) Wadsworth; married, September 26, 1951, to Kathleen Vickers.
  Charles Edward Wiggins (1927-2000) — also known as Charles E. Wiggins — of El Monte, Los Angeles County, Calif.; West Covina, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in El Monte, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 3, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; mayor of El Monte, Calif., 1964-66; U.S. Representative from California, 1967-79 (25th District 1967-75, 39th District 1975-79); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1984-96. Member, Lions; American Bar Association. Died, of complications from diabetes and heart disease, at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., March 2, 2000 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Woodburn (1838-1915) — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in County Wicklow, Ireland, April 14, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; Storey County District Attorney, 1871-72; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1875-77, 1885-89; defeated, 1892. Died in Carson City, Nev., January 15, 1915 (age 76 years, 276 days). Interment at St. Theresa Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clarence Clifton Young (1922-2016) — of Nevada. Born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 7, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1953-57; member of Nevada state senate, 1966-80; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1985-90; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1989-90. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., April 3, 2016 (age 93 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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