Edwin Ewing ROBERTS, Congress, NV (1870-1933)


ROBERTS, Edwin Ewing, a Representative from Nevada; born in Pleasant Grove, Sutter County, Calif., December 12, 1870; attended the public schools and was graduated from the State normal school at San Jose, Calif., in 1891; taught school at Hollister, Calif., 1891-1897, and at Empire, Nev., 1897-1899; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Carson City, Nev.; also engaged in the newspaper publishing business; district attorney of Ormsby County 1900-1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); did not seek renomination in 1918, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912 and 1924; resumed the practice of law in Reno, Nev., in 1920; elected mayor of Reno in 1923; reelected in 1927 and again in 1931 and served until his death; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1926 and for Governor in 1930; died in Reno, Nev., December 11, 1933; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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