Reinhold Sadler

Reinhold Sadler (January 10, 1848 – January 30, 1906) was an American politician. He was the ninth Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Silver Party.

Reinhold Sadler
9th Governor of Nevada
In office
April 10, 1896 – January 5, 1903
James R. Judge
Preceded byJohn E. Jones
Succeeded byJohn Sparks
10th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
GovernorJohn E. Jones
Preceded byJoseph Poujade
Succeeded byJames R. Judge
Personal details
Born(1848-01-10)January 10, 1848
Czarnikau, Posen Province, Prussia
(modern Czarnków, Wielkopolska Province, Poland)
DiedJanuary 30, 1906(1906-01-30) (aged 58)
Eureka, Nevada, U.S.
Resting placeLone Mountain Cemetery
Carson City, Nevada, U.S.
Political partySilver


Sadler was born on January 10, 1848 in Czarnikau, Posen Province, Prussia (modern-day Czarnków, Wielkopolska Province, Poland). His education was limited to the common schools of his native country. He immigrated to the United States first moving to Virginia City, and later Eureka. He married Louise Zadow in Hamilton, Nevada on May 26, 1874, and the couple had six children, Wihlemina, William Arthur, Bertha, Edgar, Alfred and Clarence.[1]


Sadler settled in Eureka, Nevada and worked as a miner, a miller, and a merchant. He was elected treasurer of Eureka County in 1880.

After two unsuccessful campaigns for state offices, he was elected the tenth Lieutenant Governor in 1895. After the death of Governor John E. Jones, Sadler became Acting Governor, making him only the third foreign-born governor of Nevada,;[2] he was elected Governor in his own right in 1898. During his tenure, the Farmer's Institute was launched and the State Board of Assessors was established.[3]

After finishing out his term Sadler returned to Eureka, and resumed his various business enterprises. He was a Stalwart Silver candidate for U.S. Representative at large in 1904, but was not successful.[4]


Sadler died in Eureka on January 30, 1906, at the age of 58. He is interred at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Reinhold Sadler". Nevada's First Ladies. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Reinhold Sadler". Nevada State Library and Archives. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Reinhold Sadler. Encyclopedia of Nevada. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Reinhold Sadler". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 5, 2012.

Further readingEdit

  • Mary Ellen Glass, "The Silver Governors: Immigrants in Nevada Politics," Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Sept 1978, Vol. 21#3 pp 170–188

External linksEdit

Party political offices
Preceded by
John Edward Jones
Silver nominee for Governor of Nevada
Succeeded by
John Sparks
Political offices
Preceded by
John E. Jones
Governor of Nevada
Succeeded by
John Sparks
Preceded by
Joseph Poujade
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
Succeeded by
James R. Judge