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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

John W. Marvel


Assembly District No. 32

(Portions of Humboldt, Lander, and

Washoe Counties)




Born:  1926; Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Educated:  Schools in Battle Mountain, Nevada; University of Nevada, Reno, B.A.

Married:  Wilburta (Willie) Shidler.

Children:  Sharon Marvel Andreasen, John E. Marvel, Michelle Marvel Slagle.

Military:  United States Army, World War II.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1979-2003—five special and thirteen regular sessions; Minority Floor Leader, 1993.  Interim Finance Committee:  Member, 1981-2000, Co-Chairman, 1995-1996.  Assembly Committee on Ways and Means:  Chairman, 1985, Co-Chairman, 1995.  Vice Chairman, Legislative Committee on Public Lands, 1995-2000; Vice Chairman, Legislative Commission’s Audit Subcommittee, 1995-1996, 1999-2000; Chairman, Interim Finance Committee’s Advisory Board on Prison Industries, 1995-2001.


Affiliations: Battle Mountain Lodge No. 23, F. & A.M.; York Rite Bodies; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; Kerak Temple; Order of Eastern Star, Mountain Star Chapter No. 21; American Legislative Exchange Council; Western Legislative Conference.


Personal and Professional Achievements: Past President, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association; past Chairman, Lander County Planning Commission; past Chairman, Nevada Tax Commission; past Member, Advisory Council to Public Land Law Review Commission.


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