Pittman, Key, 1872-1940

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Kirman, Richard, Jr., 1877-1959. Executive Records, 1935-1938. Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
referencedIn Gutzon Borglum Papers, 1895-1960, (bulk 1912-1941) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Watt Gregory Papers, 1896-1933, (bulk 1919-1933) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Van Dyck, Edward S. Papers of various mining companies operating in Goldfield, Nevada, 1904-1925. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Key Pittman Papers, 1898-1951, (bulk 1912-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cole, Wayne S. Wayne S. Cole research collection, 1946-1994. Herbert Hoover Library
creatorOf Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965,. Charles Spaulding Thomas : [collection] : 1887-1948 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918. Outgoing correspondence series. 1890-1918, 1912-1918. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Tonopah Exploration Company. Bylaws, 1909. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
referencedIn Francis Griffith Newlands papers, 1869-1936, 1899-1917 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Sulzer, William, 1863-1941. Scrapbooks, 1906-1936. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933. Thomas Watt Gregory papers, 1896-1933 (bulk 1919-1933). Library of Congress
creatorOf Abbott, William Elias, 1869-1949. The story of my life by William Elias Abbott, 1941. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976 George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Cordell Hull Papers, 1908-1956, (bulk 1933-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Newlands, Francis G. (Francis Griffith), 1848-1917. Francis Griffith Newlands papers, 1869-1936 (inclusive), 1899-1917 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Nevada. Governor. Balzar, Fred B., 1880-1934. Papers. Balzar, Fred B. 1927-1934. Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
creatorOf University of Virginia. School of General Studies. Papers of the University of Virginia School of General Studies [manuscript] 1930-38. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Eichelberger, Bessie Reese. Bessie Reese Eichelberger papers, 1863-1948. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Wingfield, George, 1876-1959. Papers, ca. 1900-1958. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Martin, Anne, 1875-1951. Anne Henrietta Martin papers, 1892-1951. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Holmes family papers, 1711-1938. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Lee, Simeon Lemuel, 1844-1927. Simeon Lemuel Lee papers, 1849-1974. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. Cordell Hull papers, 1908-1956 (bulk 1933-1944). Library of Congress
creatorOf Pittman, Key. [Key Pittman Collection]. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
creatorOf Balzar, Frederick Bennet, 1880-1937. Executive Records 1927-1934. Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
creatorOf Clark, Champ. Nevada woman suffrage miscellany, 1914-1918. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1954 (inclusive), 1941-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Shaughnessy, John F., 1874-1946. John F. Shaughnessy papers, 1902-1935. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Pittman, Key, 1872-1940. Papers of Key Pittman, 1898-1951. Library of Congress
referencedIn Shovelin, Daniel F., 1887-1981. Daniel F. Shovelin papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Pittman, Key, 1872-1940. Key Pittman papers, 1886-1941. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941. Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960 (bulk 1912-1941). Library of Congress
referencedIn Davies, Joseph Edward. Joseph Edward Davies papers, 1860-1958 (bulk 1912-1958). Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Edward Davies Papers, 1860-1958, (bulk 1912-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Breckinridge Long Papers, 1486-1948, (bulk 1910-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976. George Mason University, Fenwick Library
referencedIn Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Breckinridge Long papers, 1486-1948 (bulk 1910-1948). Library of Congress
referencedIn McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971. Papers, 1937-1960. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Newlands, Francis G. (Francis Griffith), 1848-1917. Francis Griffith Newlands papers, 1869-1936 (inclusive), 1899-1917 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 1787 - 2004. Subject and Policy Files. 1893 - 1957. Proposed Legislation - Sen. Key Pittman's Bill, S. 896; 64th Congress, 1st Session - Regarding Alaska
referencedIn Emma (Moffat) McLaughlin Papers, 1927- 1967 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Roosevelt family. Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mack, Sarah Emeline. Sarah Emeline Mack papers, 1911-1946. Nevada State Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, William Elias, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Arthur E. Scott, 1917-1976 person
associatedWith Balzar, Frederick Bennet, 1880-1937. person
correspondedWith Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941. person
associatedWith Broussard, Edwin Sidney, 1874-1934. person
associatedWith Cole, Wayne S. person
correspondedWith Davies, Joseph Edward. person
correspondedWith Driver, William Joshua, 1873-1948 person
correspondedWith Eichelberger, Bessie Reese. person
correspondedWith Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954 person
correspondedWith Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Holmes family. family
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. person
associatedWith Kirman, Richard, Jr., 1877-1959. person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lee, Simeon Lemuel, 1844-1927. person
correspondedWith Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. person
correspondedWith Mack, Sarah Emeline. person
associatedWith Martin, Anne, 1875-1951. person
associatedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941. person
associatedWith McCarran, Pat, 1876-1954. person
associatedWith McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971. person
correspondedWith McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada. Governor. Balzar, Fred B., 1880-1934. corporateBody
associatedWith Newlands, Francis G. (Francis Griffith), 1848-1917. person
associatedWith Nixon, George Stuart, 1860-1912. person
associatedWith Oddie, Tasker Loundes, 1870-1950. person
correspondedWith Pittman family person
correspondedWith Quayle, Oliver A. person
associatedWith Robinson, Joseph Taylor, 1872-1937. person
associatedWith Roosevelt family. family
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
correspondedWith Ross, Gilbert C. person
associatedWith Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. person
associatedWith Scrugham, James Graves, 1880-1945. person
correspondedWith Shaughnessy, John F., 1874-1946. person
associatedWith Shovelin, Daniel F., 1887-1981. person
associatedWith Sulzer, William, 1863-1941. person
associatedWith Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Tonopah Exploration Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Tydings, Millard E. (Millard Evelyn), 1890-1961. person
associatedWith Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. School of General Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith White, James A. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
correspondedWith Wingfield, George, 1876-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Nevada--Reno
Washington (State)
United States
Far East
Nevada
China
Nevada
United States
Far East
Alaska
Alaska
Mississippi
Cyanides
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
Nevada
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
Mines and mineral resources--Nevada
China
Subject
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
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Nevada
Lawyers
Legislators--Nevada
Function

Person

Birth 1872-09-19

Death 1940-11-10

English

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