Balzar, Frederick Bennett b. June 15, 1880 d. March 21, 1934 Nevada Governor. Only the second native Nevadan to become governor, the Virginia City native worked as a miner, a railroad conducter and owned a butcher store before serving as governor from 1927 to 1934. He was in the state assembly and senate as well as sheriff of Mineral County. During his term, he signed the state's open gambling law and six-week divorce law. He died while in office. (Bio by: Bigwoo) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Baring Jr., Walter Stephan b. September 9, 1911 d. July 13, 1975 US Congressman. Served in the United States Navy during World War II. Elected to represent Nevada in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1949 to 1953, and 1957 to 1973. Also served as a Member of the Nevada State Legislature in 1936. Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Bell, Frank Jardine b. January 28, 1840 d. February 13, 1927 Nevada Governor. With little formal education, he supervised the construction of telegraph lines in California and Nevada in the 1860s. He served as warden of the Nevada State Prison from 1883 until 1887. In 1889, Governor Stevenson appointed Bell to fill the vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor. After Stevenson's death on September 21, 1890, Bell became governor. During his few months in office, he continued the policies of his predecessor and chose not to run for election on his own...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Bible, Alan Harvey b. November 20, 1909 d. September 12, 1988 US Senator. He was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Reno, Nevada. Appointed as the district attorney of Storey County, he served in that office from 1935 until 1938, when he was appointed deputy attorney general of Nevada in 1938. Four years later he became the Nevada State attorney. serving from 1942 to 1950. He was elected as a Democrat Senator from Nevada to the United States Senate, serving from 1954 until his resignation December 17, 1974. During his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Brown, Ernest S. b. September 25, 1903 d. July 23, 1965 US Senator. He served two months as a United States Senator from Nevada to the United States Senate from October 1, 1954 to December 1, 1954, having been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Pat McCarran. Previously he had served as a Member of the Nevada State House of Representatives in 1933, and as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves during World War II. (Bio by: K) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Hughes, Gareth (William John) b. August 23, 1894 d. October 1, 1965 Actor. Born William John Hughes in Llanelli, Wales, he got his start performing on stage as a child and went on to perform in leading roles on Broadway. Usually cast as a sensitive hero, he made his big screen debut in the silent film era appearing in "And the Children Pay" (1918). As a regular for Fox and MGM Studios, he appeared in over 40 films such as "Every Mother's Son" (1918), "Sentimental Tommy" (1921), "Forget Me Not" (1922), "The Sky Writer" (1928) and "Scareheads" (1931). (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Irving, Jules b. April 13, 1924 d. July 28, 1979 Actor. Co-founder and co-director, with Herb Blau, of the San Francisco Actor's Workshop (1952 to 1965), artistic director of Lincoln Center's Repertory Theater and experimental Forum (1967 to 1973), and later a television director, "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976 to 1977). Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Miller, Thomas Woodnutt b. June 26, 1886 d. May 5, 1973 US Congressman. Served as a Colonel in the United States Army during World War I (1914-1918). Elected to represent Delaware in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1915 to 1917. Also served as Secretary of State of Delaware from 1913 to 1915. (Bio by: K) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Pittman, Key b. September 19, 1872 d. November 10, 1940 Key was the husband of Mimosa Gates, they married 7 Jul 1900. He was the son of William Buckner Pittman who was born in Mississippi and Catherine Key born in Alabama.
United States Senator. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi he moved to Seattle, Washington to practice law after being admitted to the bar in 1892. In 1897 he went to the Klondike to search for gold. In 1902 he moved to the boom town of Tonopah, Nevada, to mine for silver. During this time he continued to practice law and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Pittman, Vail Montgomery b. September 17, 1883 d. November 29, 1964 Nevada Governor. A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he moved to Nevada in 1904 where, after a stint in the lumber and coal industry he became involved in the newspaper industry, owning several newspaper companies. He served as Governor of Nevada from 1945 to 1951.
Scrugham, James Graves b. January 19, 1880 d. June 23, 1945 US Congressman, Nevada Governor. Elected to represent Nevada in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1933 to 1942. Also served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1942 until his death in 1945. (Bio by: K) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Sparks, John b. August 30, 1843 d. May 22, 1908 Governor of Nevada. He was born in Winston County, Mississippi to a family that specialized in buying land on the frontier then selling out and moving on as the area increased in population. They moved on through Arkansas and into Texas in 1857 where they began ranching. He joined the Texas Rangers at the beginning of the Civil War and his unit was responsible for protecting settlers from the Comanche Indians. After the war he was involved in large cattle drives working for other people and...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA