George S. Nixon
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George S. Nixon
George S. Nixon
George Stuart Nixon.jpg
United States Senator
from Nevada

March 4, 1905 - June 5, 1912
William M. Stewart
William A. Massey
Member of the Nevada State Assembly

Personal details
Born(1860-04-02)April 2, 1860
Newcastle, California[1]
DiedJune 5, 1912(1912-06-05) (aged 52)
Washington, D.C.[2]
Cause of deathMeningitis
Political partyRepublican

George Stuart Nixon (April 2, 1860 - June 5, 1912) was a United States Senator from Nevada.

He was born in Newcastle, California.[1] He went to work for a railroad company and studied telegraphy.[2] Later, he was transferred in 1881 to Nevada and organized and became cashier of a bank at Winnemucca, Nevada.[2] He built an opera house in Reno,[2] a theater in Winnemucca[2] and was one of the financiers of the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada.[3]

He became a member of the Nevada Assembly in 1891 and was elected in 1905 as a Republican to the U.S. Senate. He was reelected in 1911 and served until his death in 1912.[2] He was the chairman of the Committee on Coast Defenses.[2]

On February 9, 1905, he joined the San Francisco Bohemian Club.[4] He died in 1912 and was replaced in the Nevada Assembly by William A. Massey. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Reno. The town of Nixon, Nevada was named after him.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Senator Nixon is dead". Reno Gazette-Journal. June 5, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 2017 – via to read
  2. ^ a b c d e f g
  3. ^ Nicoletta, Julie (2000). "Tonopah". Buildings of Nevada. Oxford University Press. pp. 191-192. ISBN 0-19-514139-3.
  4. ^ Officers, List of Members, House Rules, Grove Rules. Bohemian Club. 1911. p. 11. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1974). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 178. ISBN 9780874170948. Retrieved 2017.

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