Oran K. Gragson

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Oran K. Gragson
17th Mayor of Las Vegas
In office
1959–1975
Preceded by C. D. Baker
Succeeded by William H. Briare
Personal details
Born Oran Kenneth Gragson
(1911-02-14)February 14, 1911
Tucumcari, New Mexico, U.S.
Died October 7, 2002(2002-10-07) (aged 91)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Resting place Palm Memorial Park
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bonnie Henley
Children Ken
Shirley
Profession Businessman
politician

Oran Kenneth Gragson (February 14, 1911 – October 7, 2002) was an American businessman and politician. He was the longest-serving mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, from 1959 to 1975. Gragson, a member of the Republican Party, was a small business owner who was elected Mayor on a reform platform against police corruption and for equal opportunity for people of all socio-economic and racial categories.[1][2]

Gragson died in a Las Vegas hospice on October 7, 2002, at the age of 91.

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Political offices
Preceded by
C. D. Baker
Mayor of Las Vegas
1959–1975
Succeeded by
William H. Briare