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Edward Peter CARVILLE

(1885-1956)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1947
Party:
Democrat

CARVILLE, Edward Peter, a Senator from Nevada; born in Mound Valley, Nev., May 14, 1885; attended the public schools in Elko County, Nev.; graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1909; admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Elko, Nev.; district attorney of Elko County, Nev. 1912-1918; district judge of Elko County 1928-1934; United States attorney for Nevada 1934-1938; Governor of Nevada from 1939 until his resignation in 1945; appointed on July 24, 1945, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James G. Scrugham and served from July 25, 1945, until January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law in Reno, Nev., until his death on June 27, 1956; interment in Nevada Memorial Park Mausoleum, Reno, Nev.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present