Pittman, Key, 1872-1940

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1872-09-19
Death 1940-11-10
English

Biographical notes:

Key Pittman was a United States senator from Nevada, who served from 1913-1940.

From the description of [Key Pittman Collection]. 1939-1940. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 491372853

Lawyer and U.S. senator from Nevada.

From the description of Papers of Key Pittman, 1898-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84471348

From the description of Key Pittman papers, 1886-1941. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 655893666

Biographical Note

  • 1872, Sept. 19: Born, Vicksburg, Miss.
  • 1890: Attended Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • 1892: Admitted to bar and began law practice, Seattle, Wash.
  • 1897 - 1899 : Joined gold rush to Alaskan Klondike and worked as a miner
  • 1897 - 1901 : Practiced law in Alaska; counsel for Australians in Dawson, Alaska Took part in establishing “consent” government for Nome, Alaska
  • 1899: First prosecuting attorney of Nome, Alaska
  • 1900: Married Mimosa June Gates (died 1952)
  • 1901: Moved to Tonopah, Nev.; continued law practice
  • 1910: Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate
  • 1912: Elected to United States Senate
  • 1924: Secretary, Committee on Platforms and Resolutions, Democratic Party national convention
  • 1933: Delegate, World Economic Conference, London, England
  • 1933 - 1940 : Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee President pro tempore, United States Senate
  • 1940, Nov. 10: Died, Reno, Nev.

From the guide to the Key Pittman Papers, 1898-1951, (bulk 1912-1940), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • International trade
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • Coinage--United States
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators--Biography
  • Coinage
  • Foreign exchange
  • Reclamation of land
  • Neutrality
  • Practice of law
  • Reclamation of land--Nevada
  • Senators, U.S. Congress
  • Currency question
  • Silver mines and mining
  • Land grants
  • Veterans' hospitals

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Nevada
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators--Nevada

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Nevada--Reno (as recorded)
  • Washington (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Far East (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Far East (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Cyanides (as recorded)
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Mines and mineral resources--Nevada (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)