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  Frank Edward Agan (1906-2001) — also known as Frank E. Agan — of Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; East Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; Greeley, Weld County, Colo. Born in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, March 4, 1906. Republican. Accountant for Nevada Northern Railway; member of Nevada Republican State Executive Committee, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1948; chair of White Pine County Republican Party, 1948. Methodist. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died May 5, 2001 (age 95 years, 62 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Serenity Falls Columbarium, Morgan County, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin T. Agan and Etta M. (Hittle) Agan; married, July 20, 1935, to Evelyn B. Henderson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Ulysses Arentz — of Simpson (unknown county), Nev. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 8, 1879. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; mining superintendent; chief engineer for several Western railroads; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1921-23, 1925-33; defeated, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 17, 1934 (age 55 years, 160 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Charles Arentz and Mary M. (Shaw) Arentz; married, October 11, 1910, to Harriet Keep; father of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Sam Arentz — of Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 9, 1913. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Member, American Legion; Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons. Died January 6, 1994 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) and Harriet (Keep) Arentz; married, February 5, 1940, to Mary Alice Meagher (1910-1998).
  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.
  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.
  Frederick Bennett Balzar (1880-1934) — also known as Frederick B. Balzar; Fred B. Balzar — of Mina, Mineral County, Nev.; Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., June 15, 1880. Republican. Mining business; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905; member of Nevada state senate, 1909-17; Mineral County Sheriff and Assessor, 1917-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1920 (alternate), 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932; Nevada Republican state chair, 1924-25; Governor of Nevada, 1927-34; died in office 1934. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Governor's Mansion, Carson City, Nev., March 21, 1934 (age 53 years, 279 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Serafino Balzar and Minnie (Bennett) Balzar; married, November 11, 1907, to Idelle Edna Sinnamon.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Stephan Baring, Jr. (1911-1975) — also known as Walter S. Baring, Jr. — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nev., September 9, 1911. Democrat. Furniture business; chair of Washoe County Democratic Party, 1936; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1936-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1949-53, 1957-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Eagles; Sertoma. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 13, 1975 (age 63 years, 307 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Stephen Baring and Emilie Louise (Froelich) Baring; married, January 31, 1942, to Alma Geraldine Buchanan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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
  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
  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
  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.
  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.
  Cecil Willis Creel (b. 1889) — also known as Cecil W. Creel — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Angola, Steuben County, Ind., October 22, 1889. Republican. Agricultural extension agent; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1942; dean of agriculture, University of Nevada. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Jesters; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lorenzo Dow Creel and Estella Frances (Willis) Creel; married, June 5, 1915, to Laura Belle Stevens; married, July 17, 1945, to Millie La Rayne Malley.
  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.
  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.
  Leland Merritt Ford (1893-1965) — also known as Leland M. Ford — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., March 8, 1893. Republican. Surveyor; rancher; real estate broker; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles. Died, of a heart attack, at Santa Monica Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 27, 1965 (age 72 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of James Green Ford and Anna L. (Ficklin) Ford; married 1914 to Elizabeth Beryl Seger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jules Ernest Gignoux (1847-1914) — of Nevada. Born July 14, 1847. Mining engineer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1890; member of Nevada state senate, 1890; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1890. Member, Freemasons. Died March 14, 1914 (age 66 years, 243 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  James Owen Greenan (1888-c.1952) — also known as J. O. Greenan — of Mina, Mineral County, Nev.; Tujunga, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., January 3, 1888. Republican. Mining engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1940. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., about 1952 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Edward Greenan and Margaret A. (Galligan) Greenan; married, October 1, 1923, to Edith Emmons; married, March 17, 1940, to Gladys Ryan; married, March 14, 1946, to Ruth Hutchinson.
  Edmond William Griffith (1862-1932) — also known as E. W. Griffith — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in L'Avenir, Quebec, September 9, 1862. Republican. Oil dealer; lumber merchant; building contractor; real estate developer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1924 (alternate), 1932 (alternate); member of Nevada state senate, 1921-22; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1922; candidate for mayor of Las Vegas, Nev., 1925. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., October 31, 1932 (age 70 years, 52 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1896 to Ora Beach (died 1903).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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
  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
  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.
George W. Malone George Wilson Malone (1890-1961) — also known as George W. Malone — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kan., August 7, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1924, 1960; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1947-59; defeated, 1934, 1944. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., May 19, 1961 (age 70 years, 285 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
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
  James Harvey Ralston (1807-1864) — also known as James H. Ralston — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill.; Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Austin, Lander County, Nev. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 12, 1807. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; circuit judge in Illinois 5th Circuit, 1837; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-39; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1840; member of Illinois state senate, 1841-45; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1841; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1841-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1853-54; candidate for chief justice of California state supreme court, 1856; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863. Member, Freemasons. Died after becoming lost in a snowstorm, in Nye County, Nev., May 8, 1864 (age 56 years, 209 days). Interment somewhere in Austin, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of John Ralston and Elizabeth (Neely) Ralston; married, October 11, 1832, to June Alexander; married 1853 to Harriet N. Jackson; father of Jackson Harvey Ralston (1857-?).
  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
  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.
  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
  James Graves Scrugham (1880-1945) — also known as James G. Scrugham; J. G. Scrugham — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 19, 1880. Democrat. University professor; newspaper editor and publisher; Governor of Nevada, 1923-27; defeated, 1926; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1933-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1942-45; died in office 1945. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died June 23, 1945 (age 65 years, 155 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Cross-reference: Helen Delich Bentley
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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.
  Frederick Augustus Tritle (1833-1906) — Born near Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., August 7, 1833. Republican. Member of Nevada state senate, 1866; candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1870; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1882-85; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1891. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., November 18, 1906 (age 73 years, 103 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Jonathan Whealdon (1832-1863) — of Yuba County, Calif. Born in Ohio, February 13, 1832. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1859-60. Member, Freemasons. Died in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., 1863 (age about 31 years). Interment somewhere in Virginia City, Nev.
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