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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Alice Costandina (Dina) Titus


Clark County Senatorial

District No. 7

University Professor, Political Science




Born:  1950; Thomasville, Georgia.

Educated:  College of William and Mary, A.B.; University of Georgia, M.A.; Florida State University, Ph.D.

Married:  Thomas Clayton Wright, Phd.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Traveling, tap dancing.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1989-2003—three special and eight regular sessions; Senate Minority Floor Leader, 1993-present; Member, Legislative Commission, 1991-present.


Affiliations:  Board of Directors:  NTS Historical Foundation; NTS Development Corporation.  Member:  Nevada‑California Super Speed Ground Transportation Commission; Clark County Women’s Democratic Club; PEO; American Pen Women; Nevada Women’s Lobby; Nevada Commission on Participatory Democracy; Education Commission of the States.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Author of Bombs in the Backyard:  Atomic Testing and American Politics, University of Nevada Press, Revised Edition 2001, and Battle Born:  Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century, Kendall-Hunt, 1989; Spanos Outstanding Teacher, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1985; Chairman, Nevada Humanities Committee, 1984-1986; Las Vegas Review Journal, Favorite Female Las Vegan, 1997, 1999; Nevada Arts Advocate of the Year, 1999.


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