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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session


LAWRENCE E. JACOBSEN

Republican

Western Nevada Senatorial District

(Douglas County and parts of Carson City, Lyon, and Washoe Counties)

Retired, Petroleum Products

 

 


Born:  1921; Gardnerville, Nevada.

Educated:  Douglas County schools.

Married:  Betty Lundergreen.

Children:  Bruce, Gary, Susan, Tim.

Military:  United States Navy, Pearl Harbor Survivor.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Hunting.


Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1963-77; Nevada Senate, 1979-2001--seven special and 20 regular sessions (longest legislative service in Nevada history).  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1991-93; Member, 1965-66, 1969-83, 1985-86, 1995-96; Vice Chairman, 1966; Chairman, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1987-88.  Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1985-92, 1995-98; Speaker pro Tempore, 1969; Speaker of the Assembly, 1971; Assembly Minority Floor Leader, 1973; Senate Minority Floor Leader, 1981; President pro Tempore, 1987-90, 1993-2001; Chairman, National Legislative Service and Security Advisory Committee.  National Conference of State Legislatures:  Member, Executive Committee, 1981-90; Co-Chairman, Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Reno, 1988; Vice Chairman, Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 1998.  Council of State Governments: Member, Hazardous Waste Committee and Executive Committee, 1981-90; Chairman, Energy Committee, 1981-83; Vice Chairman, 1984-85, and Chairman, 1986-87, Western Legislative Conference.  Chairman, Marlette Lake Water System Advisory Committee, 1969-94, 1999-2000; Chairman, Nevada Veterans' Services Commission, 1997-2000.

 

Affiliations:  Douglas County Engine Company; Commander, Carson Valley Post No. 11, American Legion; Minden Rotary Club; Chamber of Commerce; Gardnerville Gun Club; Douglas County Education Foundation; Navy League; Douglas County Republican Central Committee; Nevada State Republican Central Committee.  Member:  State 4-H Camp Advisory Council; Advisory Committee for Veterans' Cemetery in Northern Nevada; Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators; Douglas County Emergency Response Commission; PHSA, Chapter 1.  Governor Appointee and Member, State Emergency Response Commission.

 

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Minden Rotary Club, 49-year perfect attendance; Paul Harris Fellow; 54-year active Member, Douglas County Engine Company (fire department); Co-Chairman, Minden Bandstand, 1984; Man of the Year, 1972; Citizen of the Year, 1984; Feed the Hungry Award, Friends in Service Helping, 1992; Tony Beard Award, NLSSA, 1993.


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