Alan Harvey BIBLE, Congress, NV (1909-1988)

Senate Years of Service:

BIBLE, Alan Harvey, a Senator from Nevada; born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 20, 1909; graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1930 and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1934; admitted to the Nevada bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Reno, Nev.; district attorney of Storey County 1935-1938; appointed deputy attorney general of Nevada in 1938; State attorney 1942-1950; resumed private practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, November 2, 1954, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Patrick A. McCarran for the term ending January 3, 1957; reelected in 1956, 1962, and again in 1968 and served from December 2, 1954, until his resignation December 17, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Eighty-fifth through Ninetieth Congresses), Joint Committee on Washington Metropolitan Problems (Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses), Select Committee on Small Business (Ninety-first through Ninety-third Congresses); resumed the practice of law; died in Auburn, Ca., September 12, 1988; interment in Masonic Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Reno, Nev.


American National Biography; Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Elliott, Gary E. Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1994.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present