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|
June 5, 1912 (aged 52)|
|Cause of death||Meningitis|
He was born in Newcastle, 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, a theater in Winnemucca and was one of the financiers of the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada.
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.
On February 9, 1905, he joined the San Francisco Bohemian Club. He died in 1912 and was replaced in the Nevada Assembly by William A. Massey. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Reno. The town of Nixon, Nevada was named after him.
- "Senator Nixon is dead". Reno Gazette-Journal. June 5, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved May 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- United States Congress. "George S. Nixon (id: N000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Nicoletta, Julie (2000). "Tonopah". Buildings of Nevada. Oxford University Press. pp. 191–192. ISBN 0-19-514139-3.
- Officers, List of Members, House Rules, Grove Rules. Bohemian Club. 1911. p. 11. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
- Carlson, Helen S. (1974). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 178. ISBN 9780874170948. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
- 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
William M. Stewart
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
Served alongside: Francis G. Newlands
William A. Massey