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Reinhold Sadler

Gov. Reinhold Sadler

  • April 10, 1896 - January 5, 1903
  • Silver
  • January 10, 1848
  • January 30, 1906
  • Other
  • Married Louise Zadow; five children
  • Succeeded


REINHOLD SADLER, the ninth governor of Nevada, was born in Czarnikau, Prussia on January 10, 1848. His education was limited and attained in the common schools of his native country. After immigrating to the United States, he settled in Eureka, Nevada, where he worked as a miner, miller, and merchant. Sadler first entered politics as the treasurer of Eureka County, a position he won election to in 1880. He also served as the lieutenant governor of Nevada from 1895 to 1896. On April 10, 1896 Governor John E. Jones died in office, and Sadler, who was the lieutenant governor at the time, assumed the duties of the governorship. He was elected to a term of his own in 1898. During his tenure, the state board of assessors was established; a horsemeat law was sanctioned; public health programs were advanced; the state’s first farmers’ institute was organized; and anti-pollution measures were supported. After declining to run for reelection, Sadler returned to his various business interests. His last political bid came in 1904, when he ran unsuccessfully for a congressional seat. Governor Reinhold Sadler passed away on January 30, 1906, and was buried in the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City, Nevada.


Nevada State Archives: Reinhold Sadler 1896-1903

Nevada State Library and Archives: Nevada Governors' Biographical Information

The Political Graveyard

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 3, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.


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