Henry Goode Blasdel (January 20, 1825 – July 26, 1900) was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was the first Governor of Nevada, serving during the American Civil War and the first years of the Reconstruction era.
Henry G. Blasdel
|1st Governor of Nevada|
December 5, 1864 – January 2, 1871
|Lieutenant||John S. Crosman|
James S. Slingerland
|Preceded by||James W. Nye |
as Territorial Governor
|Succeeded by||Lewis R. Bradley|
Henry Goode Blasdel
January 20, 1825
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 1900 (aged 75)|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Mountain View Cemetery (Oakland, California)|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Jane Cox Blasdel|
Blasdel worked as a farmer, farter, storekeeper and river boat captain before he came to Nevada in 1861, when he was appointed Recorder of Storey County. He served on the National Union League Committee which notified President Abraham Lincoln of his renomination. He was active in mining and milling.
Securing the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Blasdel was elected Governor in 1864, and re-elected in 1866. During his tenure, the state government was organized, additional land was ceded to the state, plans were made for the first state capitol building, and an Indian uprising was dealt with.
After his governorship, Blasdel retired from political life and in 1891 he moved his family to Oakland, California, where he continued to be active in mining and milling.
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