Clarence D. Van Duzer

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Clarence D. Van Duzer
Clarence D. Van Duzer (Nevada Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byFrancis G. Newlands
Succeeded byGeorge A. Bartlett
Personal details
Born(1864-05-04)May 4, 1864
Idaho City, Idaho Territory
DiedSeptember 28, 1947(1947-09-28) (aged 83)
Passaic, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Clarence Dunn Van Duzer (May 4, 1864 – September 28, 1947) was a United States Representative from Nevada. He served in the Nevada Assembly.


Van Duzer was born Idaho City, Idaho, and attended public and private schools in Nevada and California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley; graduated from the State University of Nevada at Reno in 1889 and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1893.[1]


In 1893, VanDuzer began to practice before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. He was appointed by the Governor of Nevada, in 1892, to the position of State Land Agent with residence in Washington, D.C. He served as private secretary to Senator Francis G. Newlands for five years.

Van Duzer returned to Nevada and became interested in mining. He was elected District Attorney of Humboldt County in 1898. He was a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1900 to 1902 and served as speaker. Elected and re-elected as a Democrat to the U. S. House of Representatives, he served from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1907.[2][3]

Van Duzer resumed his mining interests. In 1922, he moved to Passaic, New Jersey, and worked in the newspaper field.


Van Duzer died in Passaic, on September 28, 1947. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered on the Humboldt River near Winnemucca, Nevada.[4]


  1. ^ "Clarence D. Van Duzer". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Clarence D. Van Duzer". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ Clarence Van Duzer's Troubles
  4. ^ "Clarence D. Van Duzer". Find A Grave. Retrieved 17 October 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis G. Newlands
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
Succeeded by
George A. Bartlett