Nixon, George Stuart b. April 2, 1862 d. June 5, 1912 US Senator. Working for a railroad company, he studied telegraphy and transferred to Nevada, in 1881. There he organized the Bank of Winnemucca, built an opera house in Reno, a theater in Winnemucca and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was also a member of the Nevada State House of Representatives 1891. In 1905, he elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until his death at age 52. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Pittman, Key b. September 19, 1872 d. November 10, 1940 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 became involved in state politics. He was appointed to represent his adopted state at the St. Louis World's Fair, the Lewis and Clark Exposition and the Irrigation Congress. In...[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.
Roberts, Edwin Ewing b. December 12, 1870 d. December 11, 1933 US Congressman. Born in Pleasant Grove, California, he graduated from State School San Jose 1891, taught school at Hollister, California, (1891-97) and then at Empire, Nevada, (1897-99). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced to practice in Carson City, Nevada. He also engaged in the newspaper publishing business and was district attorney of Ormsby County, (1900-10). In 1911, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress and to the next three succeeding...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
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
Vucanovich, Barbara Farrell b. June 22, 1921 d. June 10, 2013 US Congresswoman. A member of the Republican Party, she served Nevada's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997. She held the distinction as being the first woman from Nevada elected to the US Congress. Raised in Fort Dix, New Jersey, her father Thomas Farrell was a prominent general during World War II, her mother Ynez was a member of a well-known family in Southern California. After attending Manhattan College of the Sacred Heart, she became...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA