Robert Frank "Bob" List (born September 1, 1936) is an American attorney and politician. He served as the 24th Governor of Nevada from 1979 to 1983. He was raised in Exeter, California. He served as Carson City District Attorney from 1967 to 1971 and Nevada Attorney General from 1971 to 1979.[2] Currently List practices law in Las Vegas with the law firm Kolesar & Leatham, Chtd.[3] He was the last Governor to serve from outside Clark County until Jim Gibbons' election. After his term ended, he became a supporter of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.[4] List was defeated for re-election in 1982 by Nevada Attorney General Richard Bryan. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Robert List
Robert List in 2010.jpg
24th Governor of Nevada
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
LieutenantMyron E. Leavitt
Preceded byMike O'Callaghan
Succeeded byRichard Bryan
26th Attorney General of Nevada
In office
January 4, 1971 – January 1, 1979
GovernorMike O'Callaghan
Preceded byHarvey Dickerson
Succeeded byRichard Bryan
Personal details
Robert Frank List

(1936-09-01) September 1, 1936 (age 85)
Visalia, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1970–present)
Mary Ann Minor
(m. 1991)
ResidenceLas Vegas, U.S.
Alma mater
ProfessionAttorney and politician


List received his J.D. and LL.D. degrees from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1962. He is licensed with the State Bar of Nevada, District of Columbia Bar, and U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Nevada State Bar Association, Society of Attorneys General Emeritus and Past Governors' Association.[5]

Current practiceEdit

List in 2016

On December 1, 2010, List joined Kolesar & Leatham, Chtd., a Las Vegas business law firm, as a senior partner. He is also the chief executive officer of The Robert List Company, a lobbying firm.

List as governor.

List served as Carson City, Nevada District Attorney from 1966 to 1970 and Attorney General of Nevada from 1970 to 1978. In 1978, he was elected Governor, serving in that capacity until 1983. He served as Chairman of both the Western Governors Association and the Conference of Western Attorneys General.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Mary Ann (Polly) Minor List and they have two children, Robert and Elizabeth. He also has three adult children; Suzanne, Hank, and Michelle.[7]


  1. ^ "Robert List Weds Mary Ann Minor". New York Times. February 24, 1991. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  2. ^ National Governors Association biography
  3. ^ "St. Louis Divorce Lawyers".
  4. ^ "Las Vegas News | Breaking News & Headlines".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2015-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2015-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2015-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Shirley Crumpler
Republican nominee for Governor of Nevada
1978, 1982
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney General of Nevada
January 4, 1971 – January 1, 1979
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Nevada
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Succeeded by