Nevada Legislature's Oral History Project

The purpose of the Nevada Legislature Oral History Project is to conduct and archive the interviews of former legislators who have made significant historical contributions to our State. By making the recordings and transcripts available to the public, it is hoped that the stories captured will enhance the historical understanding of public policy, political culture, and the legislative process in Nevada.

In 2015, the Legislature added the program to statute (218A.350) with Assembly Bill 384.


Oral Histories

Robert Barengo

Robert R. Barengo

5 Regular & 1 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1972 - Nov 1982
  • Speaker: 1981
Byron Bilyeu

Byron L. Bilyeu

2 Regular & 1 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1982 - Nov 1986
  • Speaker: 1985
Melvin Close

Melvin D. Close, Jr.

9 Regular & 4 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1964 - Nov 1970
  • Speaker: 1967 - 1968 Special Session
  • Senate
  • Nov 1970 - Nov 1982
  • Senate Hall of Fame, 1995 (S.R. 7, File No. 90)
Joe Dini

Joseph E. Dini, Jr.

18 Regular & 6 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1966 - Nov 2002
  • Speaker: 1977, 1987 - 1993
  • Co-Speaker: 1995
  • Speaker Emeritus: 2001
  • Assembly Wall of Distinction, 2005 (A.R. 7, File No. 80)
Mouryne B. Landing Dini

Mouryne B. Landing Dini

12 Regular & 3 Special Sessions

(Nonpartisan Staff)

Front Desk Service

Virgil M. Getto

Virgil M. Getto

12 Regular & 4 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1966 - Nov 1976
  • Nov 1978 - Nov 1980
  • Nov 1982 - Nov 1988
  • Assembly Wall of Distinction, 2007 (A.R. 11, File No. 62)
  • Senate
  • Nov 1980 - Nov 1982
  • Nov 1988 - Nov 1992
Lynn C. Hettrick

Lynn C. Hettrick

7 Regular & 6 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

Thomas J. Hickey

Thomas J. Hickey

11 Regular & 3 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1972 - Nov 1982
  • Senate
  • Nov 1982 - Nov 1994
John E. Jeffrey

John E. Jeffrey

8 Regular & 3 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

John W. Marvel

John W. Marvel

15 Regular & 11 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

Donald R. Mello

Donald R. Mello

13 Regular & 6 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Dec 1963 - Nov 1982
  • Senate
  • Nov 1982 - Sep 1989
Joseph M. Neal, Jr.

Joseph M. Neal, Jr.

16 Regular & 7 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

Ann O'Connell

Ann O'Connell

10 Regular & 5 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

Robert E. Price, Jr.

Robert E. Price, Jr.

14 Regular & 5 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1974 - Nov 2002
Raymond D. Rawson

Raymond D. Rawson

10 Regular & 5 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

William D. Swackhamer

William D. Swackhamer

14 Regular & 7 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1946 - Nov 1972
  • Speaker: 1957, 1958 SS, 1965, 1965 SS, 1966 SS
  • Assembly Wall of Distinction, 2009 (A.R. 5, File No. 32)
Chester C. Swobe

Chester C. Swobe

6 Regular & 4 Special Sessions

(Republican)

Legislative Service Highlights

  • Assembly
  • Nov 1962 - Nov 1966
  • Senate
  • Nov 1966 - Nov 1974
  • Senate Hall of Fame, 1997 (S.R. 8, File No. 65)
Thomas R.C. Wilson II

Thomas R.C. Wilson II

8 Regular & 8 Special Sessions

(Democratic)

Legislative Service Highlights


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Last updated 9/13/2018