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George Stuart NIXON

(1860-1912)
Senate Years of Service:
1905-1912
Party:
Republican

NIXON, George Stuart, a Senator from Nevada; born in Placer County, Calif., on April 2, 1860; attended the public schools; went to work for a railroad company and studied telegraphy; transferred in 1881 to Nevada; organized and became cashier of a bank at Winnemucca, Nev.; built an opera house in Reno and a theater in Winnemucca; engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; also interested in mining and stock raising; member, State house of representatives 1891; elected in 1905 as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1911 and served from March 4, 1905, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 5, 1912; chairman, Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands (Sixty-second Congress); interment in Masonic Cemetery, Reno, Nev.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 62nd Cong., 3rd sess., 1912-1913. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1913.

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