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 Frederick Bennett Balzar

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Frederick Bennett Balzar

  • Birth 15 Jun 1880 Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1934 Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 7151998

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.

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  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7151998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Bennett Balzar (15 Jun 1880–21 Mar 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7151998, citing Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .