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    • Cameron M. Batjer

    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Justice Cameron McVicar Batjer of the Nevada Supreme Court was the native Nevadan son of a pioneer family. Born August 24, 1919 on his grandparents’ ranch in Smith Valley, Nevada, Batjer grew up in a ranching family. His mother, Mary Belle Batjer,...
    • Peter I. Breen

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Peter I. Breen, born November 8, 1939, is a third-generation lawyer and judge, named after his grandfather, Peter Breen, and his father, Peter Breen. Born in Reno and raised in Goldfield and Tonopah, where his father practiced law and sat as a...
    • Harry Eugene Claiborne

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The life of Harry Eugene Claiborne, born July 2, 1917, had many chapters, from a rural childhood in McRae, Arkansas, to the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada; it was a varied life that would eventually put him in the crosshairs of a federal Strike...
    • Frank W. Daykin

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Frank W. Daykin, born October 28, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, found his way to Nevada after law school and solo practice, and ultimately reshaped the way Nevada legislative law is read. An only child of a doctor and a teacher, Daykin aspired to teach...
    • E.M. “Al” Gunderson

    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Elmer Millard “Al” Gunderson was born August 9, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His oral history skips around in time and place as he bounced from high school to high school, finally obtaining a GED; starting and stopping college; serving in the...
    • Procter R. Hug, Jr.

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Procter Ralph Hug Jr., Senior U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was born March 11, 1931, in Reno, Nevada. He has made a lasting mark on Nevada’s institutional, legal, and judicial history. His memory of early...
    • Herbert M. Jones

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Herbert M. Jones, born July 22, 1914 in Phillipsburg, Missouri, was a founding partner of the Jones Vargas Law Firm. His father, an oil-drilling superintendent, moved the family to Sumatra, Indonesia, when Jones was 11 years old. By 1931, the...
    • Charlotte Hunter Arley

    • Women lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • In the year 1947 Reno's population was a mere 25,000, yet it boasted a total of 175 attorneys, many serving the wealthy eastern divorce trade. In this era of dude-ranch divorcees, only two other women besides Charlotte Hunter were practicing...
    • John Barrett

    • Nevada. District Court (Washoe County : 2nd Judicial District); Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Judge John W. Barrett was a member of the greatest generation. Born in 1917, he lost his mother at the age of seven, grew to manhood during the Depression, and served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1939 to 1945. He then served as a Washoe County...
    • Cliff Young: Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court

    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
    • This oral history with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cliff Young was completed as part of the Nevada Legal Oral History Project, a cooperative project among the Nevada Judicial Historical Society, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, and...
    • Howard D. McKibben

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Born April 1, 1940, in Virginia, Illinois, Howard McKibben lived at The Baby Fold orphanage in Normal, Illinois, until 1942, when he and his sister, Marian, were adopted by James and Bernice McKibben. Judge McKibben’s father was superintendent of...
    • Bruce R. Thompson

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, born July 31, 1911, is a native Nevadan. In his oral history, he describes growing up in Reno on one acre on the Truckee River with cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. Thompson graduated with a B.A. in...

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