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Lewis Rice Bradley

  • Birth 18 Feb 1805 Orange County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1879 Elko, Elko County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Elko, Elko County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 15089773

Nevada Governor. Working in the cattle industry, he drove horses, mules and sheep from Missouri, to California, in the early 1860s. There he was a member of the California State Assembly, (1861-62). Settling in Nevada in 1862, he worked a cattle ranch in Elko County. In 1870, he was elected as a Democrat the 2nd Governor of Nevada, serving until 1879. While in office, the state prison system was restructured; and the University of Nevada was organized. Unsuccessful for election to another term, he retired from politics and resumed his previous business interests until his death at age 74.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 30 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15089773
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Rice Bradley (18 Feb 1805–21 Mar 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15089773, citing Elko City Cemetery, Elko, Elko County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .