Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950

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Tasker Oddie was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 24, 1870 and came to Nevada to look after the business interests of his New York employer, the prominent and wealthy Stokes family. He became a member of the Nevada Bar in 1898 and served as district attorney for Nye County. During the Tonopah mining boom at the turn of the century he became the manager of the Tonopah Mining Company. After his term as governor, Oddie was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1920 and re-elected in 1926. He died in San Francisco on February 18, 1950.

From the description of Executive Records 1911-1914 1921-1933 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81489622

Tasker L. Oddie, United States Senator for Nevada and chairman of the Senate Committee on Mines and Mining.

From the description of Letter: to William W. Booth /by Tasker L. Oddie, 1929 Feb 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132440

U.S. senator and governor of Nevada.

From the description of Tasker Lowndes Oddie papers, 1910-1944. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 654085413

Tasker L. Oddie (1870-1950), Nevada governor and U.S. Senator, was a native of New York. After coming to Nevada in 1898, he engaged in mining, agricultural, and livestock interests. He was instrumental in the development of the Tonopah and Goldfield mining districts. He entered politics in 1901 as a Republican, served as governor of Nevada from 1910-14, supported Theordore Roosevelt's Progressive party, and was a U.S. Senator from 1921-33.

From the description of Papers of Tasker L. Oddie, 1864-1914. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510389

Biography

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.

From the guide to the Tasker Lowndes Oddie Collection, 1864-1891, 1906-1914, bulk 1873, 1910-1914, (The Huntington Library)

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referencedIn Nixon, George Stuart, 1860-1912. Papers, 1887-1941. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Lincoln Highway Association. Lincoln Highway Association correspondence, 1912-1923. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
referencedIn McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971. Papers, 1937-1960. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
creatorOf Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Executive Records 1911-1914 1921-1933 Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
creatorOf Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Letter to Edna Martin Parratt, Bancroft Library : Reno, Nevada : LS, 1940 Oct. 10. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Wingfield, George, 1876-1959. Papers, ca. 1900-1958. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Bradshaw, Mark Givens, 1883-1962. Mark Givens Bradshaw papers, 1914-1926. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Pittman, Key, 1872-1940. Papers of Key Pittman, 1898-1951. Library of Congress
creatorOf Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Letter: to William W. Booth /by Tasker L. Oddie, 1929 Feb 2. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Papers of Tasker L. Oddie, 1864-1914. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lee, Simeon Lemuel, 1844-1927. Simeon Lemuel Lee papers, 1849-1974. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Tonopah Mining Company. Tonopah Mining Company records, 1901-1907. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Tasker Lowndes Oddie papers, 1910-1944. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Key Pittman Papers, 1898-1951, (bulk 1912-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Getchell, Noble Hamilton, 1875-1960. Noble Hamilton Getchell papers, ca. 1921-1960. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Tasker Lowndes Oddie Collection, 1864-1891, 1906-1914, bulk 1873, 1910-1914 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950. Executive Records 1911-1914 1921-1933 Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
referencedIn Nixon, George Stuart, 1860-1912. George Stuart Nixon papers, 1887-1941. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Balzar, Frederick Bennet, 1880-1937. Executive Records 1927-1934. Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
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associatedWith Balzar, Frederick Bennet, 1880-1937. person
associatedWith Booth, William W. person
correspondedWith Bradshaw, Mark Givens, 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Butler, Jim. person
correspondedWith Getchell, Noble Hamilton, 1875-1960. person
correspondedWith Lee, Simeon Lemuel, 1844-1927. person
associatedWith Lincoln Highway Association. corporateBody
associatedWith McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971. person
associatedWith Nevada (1911-1914: Oddie) corporateBody
correspondedWith Nixon, George Stuart, 1860-1912. person
associatedWith Oddie, Tasker L. (Tasker Lowndes), 1870-1950 person
associatedWith Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, CA) corporateBody
associatedWith Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Parrat, Edna Martin. person
associatedWith Pittman, Key, 1872-1940. person
associatedWith Tonopah Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wingfield, George, 1876-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nevada
Nevada
Politicians--Nevada
Tonopah (Nev.)
United States
Women
Nevada
Tonopah (Nev.)
Nevada
Subject
Mines and Mineral Resources
Governor--Correspondence
Mining districts
Legislators--Correspondence
Govenors--Correspondence
Workers' compensation
Eight-hour movement
Senators, U.S. Congress
Occupation
Miners--Nevada
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Birth 1870-10-20

Death 1950-02-17

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