|General Chairperson of the Republican National Committee|
January 28, 1983 – January 23, 1987
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|United States Senator|
December 18, 1974 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Alan Bible|
|Succeeded by||Harry Reid|
|22nd Governor of Nevada|
January 2, 1967 – January 4, 1971
|Preceded by||Grant Sawyer|
|Succeeded by||Mike O'Callaghan|
|23rd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada|
January 1, 1963 – January 2, 1967
|Preceded by||Maude Frazier|
|Succeeded by||Edward Fike|
Paul Dominique Laxalt
August 2, 1922
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
|Died||August 6, 2018 (aged 96)|
McLean, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jackalyn Ross (1946–1972)|
Carol Laxalt (1976–2018)
|Alma mater||Santa Clara University|
University of Denver
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1943-1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Paul Dominique Laxalt (August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018) was a conservative politician from the United States. He represented Nevada in the United States Senate. Laxalt also served as Nevada's governor. He ran for President in 1988 against George H. W. Bush for the Republican Party presidential primary. However, he did not win.
Laxalt was born in Reno, Nevada. His grandson is Adam Laxalt, who is the Republican nominee for Governor of Nevada. Laxalt died on August 6, 2018, at a health care facility in McLean, Virginia from complications of a fall, aged 96.
References[change | change source]
- Davies, Richard (1999). The Maverick Spirit. Reno and Las Vegas. Nevada: University of Nevada Press. pp. 167–193. ISBN 0-87417-327-2.
- Tetreault, Steve (August 6, 2018). "Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, senator, dies at 96". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Paul Laxalt at Wikimedia Commons