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Governors of Nevada, 1864-2019 (May be incomplete!)
Henry G. Blasdel 1864-71 Lewis R. Bradley 1871-79 John H. Kinkead 1879-83 Jewett W. Adams 1883-87 Charles C. Stevenson 1887-90 Frank Bell 1890-91 Roswell K. Colcord 1891-95 John E. Jones 1895-96 Reinhold Sadler 1896-1903 John Sparks 1903-08 Denver S. Dickerson 1908-11 Tasker L. Oddie 1911-15 Emmet D. Boyle 1915-23 James G. Scrugham 1923-27 Frederick B. Balzar 1927-34 Morley Griswold 1934-35 Richard Kirman 1935-39 Edward P. Carville 1939-45 Vail Pittman 1945-51 Charles H. Russell 1951-59 F. Grant Sawyer 1959-67 Paul Laxalt 1967-71 Mike O'Callaghan 1971-79 Robert List 1979-83 Richard H. Bryan 1983-89 Robert J. Miller 1989-98 Kenny C. Guinn 1999-2006 Jim Gibbons 2007-11 Brian Sandoval 2011-19 Steve Sisolak 2019-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1864 Nov 8: Henry G. Blasdel (Rep), elected; David E. Buel (Dem), defeated.
  • 1866 Nov 6: Henry G. Blasdel (Rep), elected; John D. Winters (Dem), defeated.
  • 1870 Nov 8: Lewis R. Bradley (Dem), elected; Frederick Augustus Tritle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1874 Nov 3: Lewis R. Bradley (Dem), elected; J. C. Hazlett (Rep), defeated.
  • 1878 Nov 5: John H. Kinkead (Rep), elected; Lewis R. Bradley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1882 Nov 7: Jewett W. Adams (Dem), elected; E. Strother (Rep), defeated.
  • 1886 Nov 2: Charles C. Stevenson (Rep), elected; Jewett W. Adams (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890 Nov 4: Roswell K. Colcord (Rep), elected; Thomas Winters (Dem), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: John E. Jones (Silver), elected; A. C. Cleveland (Rep), defeated; G. E. Peckham (Populist), defeated; Theodore M. Winters (Dem), defeated.
  • 1896 Apr 10: John E. Jones, died in office.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Reinhold Sadler (Silver), elected; William McMillan (Rep), defeated; George Russell (Dem), defeated; J. B. McCulloch (Populist), defeated.
  • 1902 Nov 4: John Sparks (Silver & Dem), elected; A. C. Cleveland (Rep), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: John Sparks (Silver & Dem), elected; James F. Mitchell (Rep), defeated; Thomas B. Casey (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1908 May 22: John Sparks, died in office.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), elected; Denver S. Dickerson (Dem), defeated; Henry F. Gegax (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Emmet D. Boyle (Dem), elected; Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), defeated; W. A. Morgan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Emmet D. Boyle (Dem), elected; Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: James G. Scrugham (Dem), elected; John H. Miller (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Frederick B. Balzar (Rep), elected; James G. Scrugham (Dem), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Frederick B. Balzar (Rep), elected; Charles L. Richards (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934: Archie C. Grant (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934 Mar 21: Frederick B. Balzar, died in office.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Richard Kirman (Dem), elected; Morley Griswold (Rep), defeated; L. C. Branson (Ind), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Edward P. Carville (Dem), elected; John A. Fulton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Edward P. Carville (Dem), elected; A. V. Tallman (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Vail Pittman (Dem), elected; Melvin E. Jepson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Charles H. Russell (Rep), elected; Vail Pittman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Charles H. Russell (Rep), elected; Vail Pittman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958: Harvey Dickerson, defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: F. Grant Sawyer (Dem), elected; Charles H. Russell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: F. Grant Sawyer (Dem), elected; Oran K. Gragson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Paul Laxalt (Rep), elected; F. Grant Sawyer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Mike O'Callaghan (Dem), elected; Ed Fike (Rep), defeated; Charles E. Springer (Ind), defeated; Daniel M. Hansen (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Mike O'Callaghan (Dem), elected; Shirley Crumpler (Rep), defeated; James R. Houston (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1994: Jan Laverty Jones (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994: Jim Gibbons (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998: Jan Laverty Jones (Dem), defeated.
  • 2006: James B. Gibson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2006: Melody Damayo (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2006: Dina Titus (Dem), defeated.
  • 2014 Jun 10: Abdul H. Shabazz (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Jun 12: Christina Giunchigliani (Dem), defeated in primary.
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