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Tasker L. Oddie Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists mainly of correspondence of Nevada governor and United States Senator Tasker L. Oddie (1870-1950) from the period 1910-1914 during his governorship. There are also Nevada State papers consisting almost entirely copies of legislative bills for the year 1873, and a small number of documents from other years. Subjects include: mining, politics, and government in Nevada (including divorce laws), women's rights, the financial panic of 1907, the Progressive party, and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.
Background
Tasker Lowndes Oddie (1870-1950) was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 24, 1870. Educated in law, he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1895. In 1898 he immigrated to Nevada, where he engaged in mining, agricultural and livestock interests, and was instrumental in the development of the Tonopah and Goldfield silver and gold mining districts. Oddie entered political life early, serving as District Attorney of Nye County, Nevada, in 1901-1902, as State Senator from 1904-1908, Governor of Nevada 1910-1914, and U.S. Senator 1921-1933. During the First World War he was active in the Nevada District Bureau of the National War Resources Board. He married Daisy Rendall in 1916. Oddie died in San Francisco, California, on February 17, 1950.
Extent
5,783 pieces in 25 boxes, 4 rolls, and 1 scrapbook.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.