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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 11:32:17am
In reply to: Dies at 96 's message, "Former Nevada Governor & Senator Paul Laxalt" on Monday, August 06, 07:05:23pm

LAXALT, Paul Dominque, a Senator from Nevada; born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., August 2, 1922; attended the public schools of Carson City, Nev.; attended Santa Clara (Calif.) University 1940-1943; served in the U.S. army during the Second World War; graduated, University of Denver 1949 and University of Denver Law School 1949; admitted to the Nevada bar in 1949 and commenced practice in Carson City; district attorney, Ormsby County, Nev., 1950-1954; city attorney, Carson City 1951-1954; Nevada lieutenant governor 1963-1967; Governor of Nevada 1967-1971; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate November 5, 1974, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1975; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 18, 1974, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alan Bible for the term ending January 3, 1975; reelected in 1980 and served from December 18, 1974, to January 3, 1987; did not seek reelection in 1986; subsequently practiced law and consulting in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death on August 6, 2018.

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