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Frank Joseph Fahrenkopf

Frank Joseph Fahrenkopf, American lawyer. Bar: Nevada 1965, District of Columbia 1983. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973, Humanitarian award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981.


  • Fahrenkopf, Frank Joseph was born on August 28, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Frank J. and Rose (Freeman) Fahrenkopf.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Nevada, 1962. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1965.


    • Associate attorney Breen & Young, Reno, 1965-1967. Partner, attorney Sanford, Sanford, Fahrenkopf & Mousel, 1967-1975, Fahrenkopf, Mortimer, Sourwine, Mousel & Sloane, Reno, 1976-1985, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, since 1985. President, Chief Executive Officer American Gaming Association, since 1995.

      Instructor criminal law University Nevada, 1967-1982. Panelist reporter Citizens Conference on Nevada Courts, 1968. Member Nevada Board Bar Examiners, 1971-1985.

      Judge pro tempore Reno Municipal Court, 1972-1985. Member faculty National Judicial College, Reno, 1974-1983. Chairman Council for the Future, National Judicial College, 1990-1994, board trustees, 1995-2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nevada 1965, District of Columbia 1983.


    Chairman lawyers division United Fund, 1969-1970. Chairman Republican National Committee, 1983-1989. Chairman Nevada Republican Committee, 1975-1983, general counsel, 1972-1975.

    Northern Nevada co-chairman Committee for Re-election of President, 1972. Member executive board Nevada Republican Center Committee, 1969. National committeeman Nevada Young Representatives, 1969-1973.

    Member Republican National Committee, 1975-1989. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1972, 76, 80, 84, 88. Chairman Western States Republican Chairman's Association, 1978-1983.

    National chairman Republican State Chairman's Association, 1981-1983. Board directors Nevada Cancer Society, chairman, 1978-1987. Board directors Washoe County Legal Aid Society, Babe Ruth Baseball League, Nevada Opera Guild, Reno Young Women’s Christian Association, Sierra Sage council Camp Fire Girls, 1974-1976, National Endowment Democracy, 1938-1993, American Council Young Political Leaders, 1983-1989.

    Co-chairman National Commission on Presidential Debates, since 1987, Commission on National Political Convention, 1989-1993. Vice chairman Center Democracy, 1995-1998. Deputy chairman International Democratic Union, 1983-1998.

    Chairman Pacific Democratic Union, 1983. With Army of the United States, 1957. Member American Judicature Society, Commercial Law League American, American Bar Association (member governor council general practice section, international law committee, chairman Coalition for Justice 1993-1995), American Trial Lawyers Association, Northern Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (vice president 1969), State Bar Nevada, Washoe County Bar Association (president 1973-1974), Executives Association Reno (director 1973-1974), National Association Gaming Attorneys (vice president 1981, president 1982-1983), Barristers Club Nevada (vice president 1969-1973), Alpha Tau Omega.


    • Married Mary Ethel Bandoni, August 25, 1962. Children: Allison Marie, Leslie Ann, Amy Michelle.
    • father: Frank J. Fahrenkopf
    • mother: Rose (Freeman) Fahrenkopf
    • spouse: Mary Ethel Bandoni
    • children: Allison Marie Fahrenkopf
    • Leslie Ann Fahrenkopf
    • Amy Michelle Fahrenkopf
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    Born August 28, 1939