|Lewis Rice Bradley 1871-1878|
Lewis R. Bradley was born in Orange County, Virginia on February 15, 1805. He brought his family west to California in 1852 and to Nevada ten years later where he was engaged in the cattle business in Elko County. He served two terms as governor and was narrowly defeated for a third term in 1878. Ill health prevented him from re-entering politics and ranching. He died in Elko on March 21, 1879.
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