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  • LC Subject Headings: Nevada -- Politics and government
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    • Miller, Thomas Woodnut, 1886-1973
    • American Legion -- History; Politicians -- United States -- Biography; Delaware -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Thomas W. Miller was born in 1886 in Wilmington, Delaware, a member of one of that state's political families. Miller's own career in politics began when he was still a very young man, and has continued to the present time. Through a combination of...
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    • Bennett, Barbara J., 1923-1993
    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
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    • Ray, Clarence, 1900-1993
    • Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las...
    • The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of employment for the relatively small black...
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    • Faiss, Robert, 1934-
    • Faiss, Robert D; Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996; Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada. State Gaming Control Board; Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Government policy -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada --...
    • No attorney has played a greater role in the rise of the casino industry and how it is regulated than has Robert D. Faiss. In this oral memoir, Faiss gives an eloquent, eyewitness account of crucial events and moments in the history of gaming...
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    • Becker, Patricia; Bible, Paul; Bible, William (Bill); Bybee, Shannon; Cunningham, Gerald; Curran, William (Bill); DuCharme, Steve; Goldwater, Bert; Gomes, Dennis; Hannifin, Phillip (Phil); Jacka, S. Barton (Bart); Lewis, Bob; Marshall, Arthur;...
    • Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada;
    • Through interviews with 21 individuals with a wide range of firsthand experiences, this oral history project illuminates the evolution of gaming regulation in Nevada. The elimination of organized crime from the state’s casinos might have happened...
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    • Russell, Charles H., 1903-1989
    • Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Governors -- Nevada; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Charles H. Russell was born in Lovelock in 1903. He recounts the details of an active political life in Nevada. He has served Nevada as a member of both houses of the state legislature, a congressman, and a two-term governor. Russell has been a...
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    • Badt, Milton B., 1884-1966
    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Elko County (Nev.) -- History
    • Milton B. Badt, associate justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, was a member of a pioneer Nevada family. His father, Morris Badt, was one of the state's early merchants, arriving in Elko County in 1868. At Wells, in Elko County, the elder Badt...
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    • Godbey, Erma O., 1905-1993
    • Boulder City (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Erma O. Godbey was born in 1905 in Colorado, and she spent her early years in the Colorado mining camp of Silverton. After her marriage to Thomas Godbey, she lived in a number of other mining towns, arriving finally in Boulder City, Nevada. At that...
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    • McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971
    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Joseph F. McDonald has had an unusually rich and varied life, stretching over almost seventy years of Nevada's history. A native of Colorado, he was born in 1891, and his life initially revolved around lumber and mining camps. He came to Nevada in...
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    • Reynolds, Rodney J., 1912-2006
    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Rodney J. Reynolds was born on July 31, 1912, in Currie, Nevada. The settlement consisted of a one-room school house, a freight house, and a combination general store, post office, meeting place, and saloon. There were also three homes, one of...
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    • Slattery, James M., 1907-
    • Legislators -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • James M. Slattery, a native of North Dakota, was born in 1907. He became interested in politics and sports at an early age-activities he continued to follow during his later life. Mr. Slattery worked as a teacher, miner, casino dealer, and rancher...
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    • Crowell, Lucy Davis, 1881-1978
    • Nevada appeal; Carson City (Nev.) -- History; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Mrs. Lucy Davis Crowell is the daughter of Nevada historian Samuel Post Davis. She was selected for interviewing because of local interest in her father and his activities. Davis was the editor of the Carson City Appeal in the 1880s and 1890s,...
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    • Adams, Eva B., 1908-1991
    • United States. Bureau of the Mint; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Eva B. Adams is a Nevada native born in 1908. After spending her early childhood in Nevada mining camps, she received her education in Reno, and then graduated from the University of Nevada. She also earned degrees at Columbia University and...
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    • Atkinson, Harry Hunt, 1881-1968
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Harry Hunt Atkinson was raised in the Salt Lake City area where he was born in 1881. He had fond memories of surveying the Utah desert and of his excellent schooling in the gentile schools of that preponderantly Mormon city. Mr. Atkinson later went...
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    • Gallagher, Charles D., 1887-1977
    • Photographers -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; White Pine County (Nev.) -- History
    • Charles D. Gallagher, born in 1884, is a native of White Pine County. His father, W. C. Gallagher, established a ranch there early in the state's history. The homestead, in the Duck Creek Valley, came to be known as Gallagher's Gap. Charles...
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    • Denton, Ralph, 1925-2012
    • Denton, Ralph L; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Agency (Law) -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • A Liberal Conscience is the life story of a man who wanted to do something for his home state, and did. Ralph Denton is a classic “man behind the scenes.” Although he has practiced law for half a century—first in Elko, Nevada, from 1951 to 1955,...
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    • Sawyer, Frank Grant, 1918-1996
    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because of the perception that the state is controlled by...
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    • Rusco, Elmer R., 1928-2004
    • Rusco, Elmer R ; College teachers -- Nevada -- Biography ; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Elmer Rusco was professor emeritus of the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Readers of this memoir will gain insight into the exceptional scope of Professor Rusco’s contributions, and his extraordinary, lifelong...
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    • Wagner, Sue, 1940-
    • Wagner, Sue, 1940-; Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Oral history; Nevada -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    • Through the Glass Ceiling—A Life in Nevada Politics is the oral history of Sue Wagner, who served in the assembly in the 1970s, in the senate in the 1980s, and was elected lieutenant governor in 1991, serving one term. She became involved in...
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