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Inventory of the Tasker Lowndes Oddie Collection, 1864-1891, 1906-1914, bulk 1873, 1910-1974
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The collection consists mainly of correspondence from the period 1910-1914, beginning when Oddie initiated his campaign for governor, and ending when he was about to terminate his administration. This correspondence is arranged in 19 boxes, in alphabetical order by author, of which boxes 1-11 contain correspondence directed to Oddie, and boxes 12-19 contain copies of Oddie's own correspondence to others. There are, in addition, 6 boxes and 4 rolls of Nevada State papers, almost entirely copies of legislative bills for the year 1873, and a small number of documents from other years.
Tasker Lowndes Oddie was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 24, 1870. He died in San Francisco on February 17, 1950. Educated in law, he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1895. In 1898 he emigrated 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 Senatory 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.
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