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Santini, Jim, 1937-2015


  • [Jim Santini was a lawyer, judge, and U.S. Congressman for Nevada. He graduated from UNR in 1959 and earned his JD in 1962 from the University of California's Hasting College of Law in San Francisco. In the late 1960's he worked as a deputy district attorney, public defender, and District Court Judge in Clark County, Nevada before being elected as the only U.S. Congressman for Nevada in 1974. He served four terms in Washington where he focused on Nevada concerns and promoted tourism; he became a travel industry lobbyist after his political career]

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    • James David
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    • Santini, James D., 1937-2015
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    • found: Jim Santini Papers, UNR MS 82-61, online finding aid(Jim Santini served four terms as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives as Nevada's only Congressman prior to reapportionment; he sponsored the Santini-Burton Act, a bill that authorized the U.S. Forest Service to acquire and preserve sensitive lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin)
    • found: Obituary in Washington Post viewed 1 March 2017(James David Santini was born in Reno, Nev. on August 13, 1937 and died September 22, 2015 in Rockville, MD; he graduated in 1959 from UNR and in 1962 from the University of California's Hasting College of Law in San Francisco; after Army service from 1963-1966 he worked as a deputy district attorney, public defender, and District Court Judge in Clark County, Nev.; elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, won reelection three times; in Washington he focused on Nevada concerns and to promote tourism; he became a travel industry lobbyist after his political career)
    • found: Obituary in Las Vegas Review Journal viewed 1 March 2017(former Nevada rep Jim Santini dies; James D. Santini passed away Tuesday)
    • found: List of United States Representatives from Nevada via Wikipedia, viewed 1 March 2017(James David Santini served in U.S. Congress January 1975-January 1983)
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    • [Jim Santini was a lawyer, judge, and U.S. Congressman for Nevada. He graduated from UNR in 1959 and earned his JD in 1962 from the University of California's Hasting College of Law in San Francisco. In the late 1960's he worked as a deputy district attorney, public defender, and District Court Judge in Clark County, Nevada before being elected as the only U.S. Congressman for Nevada in 1974. He served four terms in Washington where he focused on Nevada concerns and promoted tourism; he became a travel industry lobbyist after his political career]
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