BARTLETT, George Arthur

BARTLETT, George Arthur
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1869–1951

Biography

BARTLETT, George Arthur, a Representative from Nevada; born in San Francisco, Calif., November 30, 1869; moved with his parents to Eureka, Eureka County, Nev.; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1894; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in the courts of Nevada; district attorney of Eureka County, Nev., in 1889 and 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Reno, Nev.; appointed United States assistant district attorney for the district of Nevada on March 3, 1915, and served until March 30, 1918, when he resigned; appointed judge of the second judicial district court of Nevada on April 1, 1918, in which capacity he served, with the exception of about two years, until January 1931, when he resumed the private practice of law; author of several books; died in Reno, Nev., June 1, 1951; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Nevada, Reno
Special Collections, University Library

Reno, NV
Papers: 1869-1951, 51 cubic feet. The papers of George Arthur Bartlett contain legal records and related materials from cases for which he was either the attorney or judge: divorces, estates, mining and water issues, paroles, guardianships, naturalizations, and wills. Other materials include family and business correspondence; financial records; biographical materials; Bartlett family legal papers; George Bartlett's literary writings and notes; Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.'s manuscript "Swing your partner;" George Bartlett's campaign and political materials; aviation and National Aeronautical Association files; clippings; photographs; and court notebooks and records. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bartlett, George Arthur. Is marriage necessary; memoirs of a Reno judge. Revised edition. New York: Penguin Books, [1947].

------. Men, Women and Conflict: An Intimate Study of Love, Marriage and Divorce. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1931.

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