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
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.
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
died in San Francisco, California, on February 17, 1950.
5,783 pieces in 25 boxes, 4 rolls, and 1 scrapbook.
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