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  Pittman, Key
NameKey Pittman
Tonopah, Nevada , United States
Born September 19, 1872
DiedNovember 10, 1940 (68 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 26, 2015 03:15am
InfoSenator from Nevada; born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872; educated by private tutors and at the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Seattle, Wash.; joined in the gold rush to Klondike, Alaska, in 1897 and worked as a miner until 1901; practiced law in Alaska; moved to the silver boom-town of Tonopah, Nev., in 1902 and continued the practice of law; appointed to represent the State of Nevada at the St. Louis Exposition, the Lewis and Clark Exposition, and the irrigation congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1910; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1913 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George S. Nixon; reelected in 1916, 1922, 1928, and 1934 and served from January 29, 1913, until his death in 1940; had been reelected in 1940 for the term beginning January 3, 1941; served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate during the Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Territories (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses); died in Reno, Nev., November 10, 1940; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.


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Mother Katherine Pittman 1849-1880
Brother Vail M. Pittman 1880-1964

  11/05/1940 NV US Senate Won 60.48% (+20.96%)
  01/03/1939 President Pro Tempore Won 75.00% (+50.00%)
  01/03/1937 President Pro Tempore Won 82.42% (+64.84%)
  01/03/1935 President Pro Tempore Won 75.27% (+50.54%)
  11/06/1934 NV US Senate Won 64.51% (+31.13%)
  09/04/1934 NV US Senate - D Primary Won 71.44% (+48.46%)
  03/04/1933 President Pro Tempore Won 62.11% (+24.21%)
  01/04/1932 President Pro Tempore Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/06/1928 NV US Senate Won 59.26% (+18.53%)
  07/09/1924 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.37% (-45.36%)
  11/07/1922 NV US Senate Won 63.04% (+26.08%)
  11/07/1916 NV US Senate Won 38.81% (+6.53%)
  11/05/1912 NV US Senate - Special Won 39.78% (+0.45%)
  11/07/1910 NV US Senate Lost 42.35% (-5.67%)
  09/06/1910 NV US Senate - D Primary Won 54.64% (+28.20%)
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 NPA Reject