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James Graves SCRUGHAM

The University of Nevada named a building for him. The James G. Scrugham Engineering & Mines Building, opened in 1963, houses the dean's office and several departments in the College of Engineering, as well as the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Education

  • He graduated from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1906.

Career

  • He was a professor of mechanical engineering, Engineering College, University of Nevada from 1903 to 1914 and dean from 1914 to 1917.

    He was state public service commissioner from 1919 to 1923. He was the Governor of Nevada between 1923 and 1927.

    He was the editor and publisher of the Nevada State Journal from 1927 to 1932.

    He became a special adviser to the Secretary of the Interior on Colorado River development projects in 1927.

Politics

He was a Representative, a Senator, and the 14th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada, a member of the Democratic Party.

Party affiliation: Democratic Party

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James Graves SCRUGHAM
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Born January 19, 1880
Died June 23, 1945
(aged 65)
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  • 1903 - 1914
    professor of mechanical engineering, Engineering College, University of Nevada.
    U.S.A. Nevada
  • 1914 - 1917
    dean, Engineering College, University of Nevada.
    U.S.A. Nevada
  • 1917 - 1923
    State engineer of Nevada
    U.S.A. Nevada
  • 1919 - 1923
    State public service commissioner
  • 1923 - 1927
    14th Governor of Nevada
    U.S.A Nevada
  • 1927
    special adviser to the Secretary of the Interior on Colorado River development projects, Colorado River development projects
    U.S.A.
  • 1927 - 1932
    editor and publisher, the Nevada State Journal
  • 1933 - 1942
    Member of the United States House of Representatives
    U.S.A.
  • 1942 - 1945
    United States Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
    U.S.A Nevada
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