George Chanos

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George Chanos
31st Attorney General of Nevada
In office
October 26, 2005 – January 1, 2007
Governor Kenny Guinn
Preceded by Brian Sandoval
Succeeded by Catherine Cortez Masto
Personal details
Born George James Chanos
August 1958 (age 58)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican (1996–present)
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of San Diego
Profession Attorney and politician

George James Chanos (born August 1958) is an American attorney and politician. He was the Attorney General of the state of Nevada, United States. He was appointed by Governor Kenny Guinn on October 26, 2005 to fill out the term of his predecessor, Brian Sandoval, who became a federal district judge. He also created a moderately successful trivia board game known as Notable Quotables on December 28, 1990. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1]


Personal life[edit]

Chanos is married with one daughter. He was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and is of Greek ancestry.[2]

On December 26, 2012, Chanos wrote an article on The Huffington Post, advocating for limits on the sale of military style assault weapons via gun control.[3]

Chanos is the author of Seize Your Destiny: A Roadmap to Success. Choices That Lead to a Happy, Successful and Meaningful Life. Available at


  1. ^ Hirabayashi, Bernice (December 28, 1990). "Lawyer launches new board game based on quotes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kanigher, Steve (January 15, 2006). "Who is George Chanos? — The Man". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Chanos, George (December 26, 2012). "Even Fundamental Rights Are Subject to Certain Limitations". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Brian Sandoval
Attorney General of Nevada
October 26, 2005 – January 1, 2007
Succeeded by
Catherine Cortez Masto