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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

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, 1979-2005—eight special and fourteen regular sessions; Minority Floor Leader, 1993. Interim Finance Committee: Member, 1981-2003, Co-Chairman, 1995-1996. Assembly Committee on Ways and Means: Chairman, 1985, Co-Chairman, 1995. Vice Chairman, Legislative Committee on Public Lands, 1995-2000; Chairman, Legislative Commission’s Audit Subcommittee, 1995-1996, 1999-2000; Chairman, Interim Finance Committee’s Advisory Board on Prison Industries, 1995-2001.

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:
One of five Electoral College votes for the 2004 Presidential Election; 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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