George S. Nixon
|George S. Nixon|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1905 – June 5, 1912
|Preceded by||William M. Stewart|
|Succeeded by||William A. Massey|
|Member of the Nevada State Assembly|
April 2, 1860|
|Died||June 5, 1912
He was born in Placer County, California. He went to work for a railroad company and studied telegraphy. Later, he was transferred in 1881 to Nevada and organized and became cashier of a bank at Winnemucca, Nevada. He built an opera house in Reno and a theater in Winnemucca.
He became a member of the Nevada Assembly in 1891 and was elected in 1905 as a Republican to the U.S. Senate. He was reelected in 1911 and served until his death in 1912. He was the chairman of the Committee on Coast Defenses.
- United States Congress. "George S. Nixon (id: N000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Bohemian Club: Constitution, By-Laws and Rules, Officers, Committees and Members. 1910. San Francisco.
- Works by or about George S. Nixon at Internet Archive
- George S. Nixon, late a senator from Nevada, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1913
|United States Senate|
William M. Stewart
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
Served alongside: Francis G. Newlands
William A. Massey