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Paul Laxalt
Paul Laxalt 2000.jpg
General Chairperson of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 28, 1983 – January 23, 1987
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
United States Senator
from Nevada
In office
December 18, 1974 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byAlan Bible
Succeeded byHarry Reid
22nd Governor of Nevada
In office
January 2, 1967 – January 4, 1971
LieutenantEdward Fike
Preceded byGrant Sawyer
Succeeded byMike O'Callaghan
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
January 1, 1963 – January 2, 1967
GovernorGrant Sawyer
Preceded byMaude Frazier
Succeeded byEdward Fike
Personal details
Paul Dominique Laxalt

August 2, 1922(1922-08-02)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
DiedAugust 6, 2018(2018-08-06) (aged 96)
McLean, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jackalyn Ross (1946–1972)
Carol Laxalt (1976–2018)
Alma materSanta Clara University
University of Denver
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1943-1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Paul Dominique Laxalt (August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018) was a conservative politician from the United States. He represented Nevada in the United States Senate. Laxalt also served as Nevada's governor. He ran for President in 1988 against George H. W. Bush for the Republican Party presidential primary. However, he did not win.

Laxalt was born in Reno, Nevada.[1] His grandson is Adam Laxalt, who is the Republican nominee for Governor of Nevada. Laxalt died on August 6, 2018, at a health care facility in McLean, Virginia from complications of a fall, aged 96.[2]


  1. Davies, Richard (1999). The Maverick Spirit. Reno and Las Vegas. Nevada: University of Nevada Press. pp. 167–193. ISBN 0-87417-327-2 . 
  2. Tetreault, Steve (August 6, 2018). "Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, senator, dies at 96". Retrieved August 6, 2018. 

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