Maude Frazier (April 4, 1881 – June 20, 1963)[1] was an American politician. She was the first female Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.[2] Before entering politics, Frazier was a teacher, principal and school superintendent. She was a member of the Democratic Party

Maude Frazier
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
GovernorGrant Sawyer
Preceded byRex Bell
Succeeded byPaul Laxalt
Member of the Nevada State Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornApril 4, 1881
Sauk County, Wisconsin
DiedJune 20, 1963(1963-06-20) (aged 82)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Political partyDemocratic

Frazier served in the Nevada Assembly from her first election in 1950 until 1962, when she was appointed Lieutenant Governor by Gov. Grant Sawyer to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rex Bell. She served the remaining six months in Bell's term, retired and died within a year of leaving office.[3]

In the legislature, Frazier was the driving force behind the establishment of the first public college in southern Nevada, which eventually became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first building on the campus was named Maude Frazier Hall and completed in 1957.[2]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Editorial: Honoring Maude Frazier". Las Vegas Sun. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-11-26.[dead link]
  3. ^ Women in Nevada Politics Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Rex Bell
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
Succeeded by
Paul Laxalt

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