NIXON, George Stuart (1860-1912)

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.

Nevada Historical Society
Reno, NV
Papers: 1860-1912. .5 foot. Congressional, business, and personal correspondence. Chiefly personal business letters prior to his Senate career.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in the Benjamin Franklin Leete papers, 1856-1921; William Morris Stewart papers, 1866-1909; and George Wingfield papers. Finding aid.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Francis Griffith Newlands papers, 1869-1936 (bulk 1899-1917).

  • U.S. Congress. George Stuart Nixon (Late a Senator from Nevada). Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. 62d Cong., 3d sess., 1912-1913. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913.