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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Morse Arberry Jr.


Clark County Assembly

District No. 7

President and CEO, Mortgage Company




Born:  1953; Berkeley, California.

Educated:  Western High School, Las Vegas; Central Arizona College, AA; Northern Arizona University, B.S., Engineering; completing master’s in Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Tennis, skiing, racquetball, golfing, boating, classic automobiles.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1985-2003—three special and ten regular sessions.  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1985-1986; Member, 1991-1992.  Assembly Committee on Ways and Means:  Chairman, 1993 and 1997-2003; Co-Chairman, 1995; Member, 1987-2003.  Interim Finance Committee:  Chairman, 1999-2000; Co-Chairman, 1995-1996; Vice Chairman, 1993-1994, 1997-1998, and 2001-2002; Member:  1987-2003.


Affiliations:   Member:  National Association for Advancement of Colored People; National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Clark County Central Democratic Committee; Western Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments; National Conference of State Legislatures; Jodie Cannon Prince Hall Mason; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Commission; Order of Elks Lodge; Order of Eastern Star; Opportunity Village Board; West Charleston Lions Club; Lied Discovery Children’s Museum Board; American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Past Chairman, KCEP Radio Station.


Personal and Professional Achievements: Urban Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas; Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Governor’s Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; Member, Valley Hospital Board of Governors; National Association of Mortgage Brokers.