LAWRENCE E. JACOBSEN
Western Nevada Senatorial District
(Douglas County and parts of Carson City,
Lyon, and Washoe Counties)
Retired, Petroleum Products
Born: July 1, 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, 1979-99--seven special and 19 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, 1993-99; 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; Chairman, Nevada Veterans Services Commission, 1997, 1998-99.
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, 47-year perfect attendance; Paul Harris Fellow; 52-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.