VAN DUZER, Clarence Dunn (1864-1947)

VAN DUZER, CLARENCE DUNN, a Representative from Nevada; born in Idaho City, Idaho, May 4, 1864; attended public and private schools in Nevada and California, and the University of California at Berkeley; was graduated from the State University of Nevada at Reno in 1889, and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1893; was admitted to practice before the supreme court of the District of Columbia in 1893; appointed by the Governor of Nevada in 1892 State land agent with residence in Washington, D.C., and served until 1897; served as private secretary to Senator Francis G. Newlands for five years; returned to Nevada and became interested in mining; elected district attorney of Humboldt County in 1898; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1902 and served as speaker; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed his mining interests until 1922 when he moved to Passaic, N.J., and engaged in newspaper work; died in Passaic, N.J., September 28, 1947; remains were cremated and the ashes scattered on the Humboldt River near Winnemucca, Nev.

Nevada Historical Society
Reno, NV
Papers: In the George Stuart Nixon Papers, 1887-1941, 0.5 linear foot.
Correspondents include Clarence Van Duzer.


Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Francis Griffith Newlands Papers, ca. 1869-1936, 31 linear feet.
Subjects include Clarence Van Duzer.