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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Harry Mortenson


Clark County Assembly

District No. 42

Nuclear Physicist




Born:  1930; Washington, D.C.

Educated:  University of Maryland, Roanoke College, B.S.; American University, Catholic University, Duke University, M.A.; University of Virginia, Ph.D. studies.

Married:  Helen H. Wood Mortenson.

Children:  Eric, Lisa, Kirk.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Astronomy, photography, videography, optics, sailing, computers.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1997-2003—two special and four regular sessions.


Affiliations:  American Nuclear Society; Astronomical Society; Archaeo-Nevada Society; Nevada Archeological Society; Nevada State Museum and Historical Society; University Library Society; Natural Science Scholarship Association, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  President, scientific consulting firm; past Board Chairman and President, VIA Corporation, Inc.; past Chairman, Clark County, Spring Valley Town Advisory Board; past staff member and section leader, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; Sigma Pi Sigma (National physics honor society); past Chairman, American Nuclear Society (Southern Nevada section); 14 scientific publications.


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