100 Notable alumni of
University of Nevada - Reno

The University of Nevada - Reno is 534th in the world, 209th in North America, and 193rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Nevada - Reno sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Gina Carano

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    Gina Carano
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actormixed martial artistmodelkickboxer
    Biography

    Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist (MMA). She competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009, where she compiled a 7–1 record. Her popularity led to her being called the "face of women's MMA", although Carano rejected this title. She and Cris Cyborg were the first women to headline a major MMA event during their 2009 Strikeforce bout. Carano retired from competition after her first professional MMA defeat to Cyborg.

  2. Colin Kaepernick

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    Colin Kaepernick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 2010 graduated with bachelor's degree in management
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and former football quarterback. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). In 2016, he knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.

  3. JaVale McGee

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    JaVale McGee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack. He was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2008 NBA draft. He is a three-time NBA champion, having won consecutive titles with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018 before winning a third title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.

  4. Charles Wright

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    Charles Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleractor
    Biography

    Charles Wright, better known under his ring name The Godfather, is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and underwent several gimmick changes; the most notable were Papa Shango, Kama, Kama Mustafa, and The Godfather.

  5. Catherine Cortez Masto

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    Catherine Cortez Masto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianprosecutor
    Biography

    Catherine Marie Cortez Masto is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Nevada since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the 32nd attorney general of Nevada from 2007 to 2015.

  6. Brian Sandoval

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    Brian Sandoval
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Brian Edward Sandoval is an American attorney and politician who served as the 29th Governor of Nevada from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno since 2020.

  7. Taylor Wilson

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    Taylor Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    engineernuclear physicist
    Biography

    Taylor Ramon Wilson is an American nuclear physics enthusiast and science advocate. In 2008, at the age of 14, he produced nuclear fusion using a fusor, making him the youngest person ever to do so.

  8. Nick Fazekas

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    Nick Fazekas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Nicholas Ryan Fazekas is an American-born Japanese professional basketball player for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders of the B.League in Japan.

  9. Robert Bigelow

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    Robert Bigelow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Robert Thomas Bigelow is an American businessman. He owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. Bigelow has used his wealth to provide financial support for investigations of UFOs and parapsychological topics, including the continuation of consciousness after death. In 2011, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $700 million.

  10. Brandon Marshall

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    Brandon Marshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Brandon Markeith Marshall is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, out of the University of Nevada, Reno.

  11. Ramon Sessions

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    Ramon Sessions
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ramon Sessions is an American former professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. He played three years of college basketball for Nevada, earning WAC All-Newcomer Team as a freshman and second-team All-WAC as a junior. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 56th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft and went on to become an NBA journeyman, spending time with eight franchises over 11 years. In 2018, he moved to Israel to play overseas for the first time.

  12. Luke Babbitt

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    Luke Babbitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Luke Robert Babbitt is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack before declaring for the 2010 NBA draft following his sophomore year. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

  13. Rishard Matthews

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    Rishard Matthews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Rishard Andre Matthews is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football for the University of Nevada, and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He also played for the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets.

  14. Patrick Anthony McCarran

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    Patrick Anthony McCarran
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1954 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudgefarmer
    Biography

    Patrick Anthony McCarran was an American farmer, attorney, judge, and Democratic politician who represented Nevada in the United States Senate from 1933 until 1954. McCarran's career in the Senate was marked by his ardent anti-communism and antisemitism, support for the aviation industry, and conflict with the Franklin Roosevelt administration over the New Deal and cooperation with the Soviet Union in World War II.

  15. Marion Motley

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    Marion Motley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-1999 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Marion Motley was an American professional football player who was a fullback and linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). He was a leading pass-blocker and rusher in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and ended his career with an average of 5.7 yards per carry, a record for running backs that still stands. A versatile player who possessed both quickness and size, Motley was a force on both offense and defense. Fellow Hall of Fame running back Joe Perry once called Motley "the greatest all-around football player there ever was".

  16. Joel Bitonio

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    Joel Bitonio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Joel Michael Bitonio is an American football guard for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nevada.

  17. Mark Amodei

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    Mark Amodei
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1980 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Mark Eugene Amodei is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 2nd congressional district since 2011. The only Republican in Nevada's congressional delegation, he served in the Nevada Assembly from 1997 to 1999 and in the Nevada Senate, representing the Capital District, from 1999 to 2011. Amodei chaired the Nevada Republican Party from 2010 until 2011, when he stepped down in order to pursue the nomination for a special election for Congress; he was the Republican nominee in the election held on September 13, 2011, to replace Dean Heller, who had been appointed to the United States Senate. He became the dean of Nevada's congressional delegation once Heller lost his election for a second full term in 2019, although Dina Titus served one term in the House before he was first elected.

  18. Steven Horsford

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    Steven Horsford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executive
    Biography

    Steven Alexzander Horsford is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 4th congressional district since 2019, previously holding the position from 2013 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the Nevada Senate, representing the 4th district, in Clark County, from 2005 to 2013. Horsford was the first African American to serve as Majority Leader (2009–2013) and the first African American to represent Nevada in Congress. He lost to the Republican nominee in 2014.

  19. Josh Mauga

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    Josh Mauga
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Joshua Mauga /ˈmɔːɡə/ is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Nevada. His surname Mauga translates to mean Mountain from Polynesian languages.

  20. Tom Meschery

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    Tom Meschery
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    basketball playerpoetbasketball coachteacher
    Biography

    Thomas Nicholas Meschery is a Russian American former professional basketball player. He was a power forward with a 10-year National Basketball Association career from 1961 to 1971. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and the Seattle SuperSonics. He led the league in personal fouls in 1962 and played in the 1963 NBA All-Star Game. His jersey, number 14, was retired by the Warriors.

  21. TJ Cox

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    TJ Cox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Terrance John Cox is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for California's 21st congressional district from 2019 to 2021. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Cox was defeated in his 2020 rematch with David Valadao. Shortly after his loss, he announced his intention to run for the same seat in 2022.

  22. Virgil Green

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    Virgil Green
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Virgil Leo Green is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He played college football at Nevada and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

  23. Elena Highton de Nolasco

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    Elena Highton de Nolasco
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Elena Inés Highton de Nolasco is an Argentine lawyer, judge and a member of Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina since 2004.

  24. Sharron Angle

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    Sharron Angle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Sharron Elaine Angle is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2007. She ran unsuccessfully as the 2010 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Nevada, garnering 45 percent of the vote. On September 15, 2013, she was unanimously elected the fifth President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, and resigned in 2016 to run again for the Nevada U.S. Senator position being vacated by Harry Reid but failed to win the Republican primary. In 2018, she ran in the Republican primary for Nevada's 2nd congressional district and lost to the incumbent, Mark Amodei.

  25. Todd Clever

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    Todd Clever
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Todd Stanger Clever is a retired American rugby union player who holds shares in Austin Elite Rugby. He became the first American to play Super Rugby. At the international level, he was a member of the United States national team, served as captain, and is the most capped player in United States rugby union history.

  26. Chris Gimenez

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    Chris Gimenez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Christopher Paul Gimenez is an American former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins.

  27. Claire Vaye Watkins

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    Claire Vaye Watkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Claire Vaye Watkins is an American author and academic.

  28. Richard Bryan

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    Richard Bryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    Studied in 1959
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Hudson Bryan is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1989 to 2001. A Democrat, Bryan served as the 25th Governor of Nevada from 1983 to 1989, and before that served as the state's attorney general and a member of the State Senate.

  29. Eva Adams

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    Eva Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1991 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1928 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    officialuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eva Adams was the Director of the United States Mint from 1961 to 1969.

  30. Kateřina Nash

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    Kateřina Nash
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    cyclo-cross cyclistsport cyclistcross-country skier
    Biography

    Kateřina Nash is a Czech cross-country skier and cyclist who competed from 1994 to 2003 in skiing and is still active in cycling for the Clif Pro Team. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she finished sixth in the 4 × 5 km relay at Nagano in 1998 and had her best individual finish of 20th in the 15 km event in Salt Lake City in 2002.

  31. Chris Ault

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    Chris Ault
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1972 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Christopher Thomas Ault is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served three stints at the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Reno (1976–1992, 1994–1995 and 2004–2012), leading the Nevada Wolf Pack to a record of 234–108–1 over 28 seasons and guiding the program from the NCAA's Division II to Division I-AA in 1978 and then to Division I-A in 1992. Ault was also the athletic director at Nevada from 1986 to 2004. He was the school's starting quarterback from 1965 to 1968. He is a former consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Ault was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2002, seven years after his first retirement from coaching in 1995.

  32. Kevin Kouzmanoff

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    Kevin Kouzmanoff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kevin Kouzmanoff is an American former professional baseball third baseman and current hitting coach in the Oakland Athletics organization. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers.

  33. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr

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    Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Biography

    Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. is an American attorney, political executive, and lobbyist who was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1989. Fahrenkopf is co-founder, and currently co-chairman, of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which conducts the United States general election presidential and vice presidential debates. In the private sector, Fahrenkopf most recently served as the American Gaming Association's first president, and retired from the position in 2013.

  34. Dolora Zajick

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    Dolora Zajick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Dolora Zajick is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer who specializes in the Verdian repertoire. Zajick has been described as having "one of the greatest voices in the history of opera".

  35. Kirk Snyder

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    Kirk Snyder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kirk Patrick Snyder is an American former professional basketball player.

  36. Chad Qualls

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    Chad Qualls
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Chad Michael Qualls is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, and Colorado Rockies.

  37. Tony Zendejas

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    Tony Zendejas
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Tony Zendejas is a Mexican-American former NFL placekicker. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL). After the USFL folded, he was selected in the first round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental draft by the Washington Redskins.

  38. Braden Shipley

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    Braden Shipley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Braden Alec Shipley is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds organization. Shipley attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he played for the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team. Prior to that, he attended North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon, and played for the school's baseball team. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him with the 15th pick in the 2013 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2016.

  39. John Etchemendy

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    John Etchemendy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    philosopherlogicianacademicuniversity teacherprovost
    Biography

    John W. Etchemendy is an American logician and philosopher who served as Stanford University's twelfth Provost. He succeeded John L. Hennessy to the post on September 1, 2000 and stepped down on January 31, 2017.

  40. Cameron Oliver

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    Cameron Oliver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Cameron Oliver is an American professional basketball player for the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Nevada before playing his first two professional seasons in the NBA G League.

  41. Dario Hunt

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    Dario Hunt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dario Nathan Henry Hunt is an American professional basketball player for Fortitudo Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A and the FIBA Basketball Champions League. He played four years of college basketball for Nevada, where he was a three-time WAC All-Defensive Team member and a two-time second-team All-WAC honoree. Hunt's professional career has been spent mostly in Europe, with stints in Ukraine, Austria, Italy, France, and Belgium. He has also played in the NBA Development League. In 2019, he moved to Australia to play for the Perth Wildcats.

  42. Chris Dickerson

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    Chris Dickerson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Christopher Charles Dickerson is an American former professional baseball outfielder. Dickerson was drafted in the 16th round (471st overall) in 2003. He made his Major League debut in 2008. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians.

  43. Brock Stassi

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    Brock Stassi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Brock James Stassi is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Selected by the Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of University of Nevada, Reno, Stassi made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut for the club on April 3, 2017.

  44. James F. Allen

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    James F. Allen
    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    James F. "Jim" Allen is the chairman of Hard Rock International and chief executive officer of Seminole Gaming. Previously, he served as vice president of operations of The Trump Organization and senior vice president of Sol Kerzner's company, Sun International.

  45. Ryan Church

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    Ryan Church
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ryan Matthew Church is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the Montreal Expos /Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Arizona Diamondbacks.

  46. Oscar Griswold

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    Oscar Griswold
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1959 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Oscar Woolverton Griswold was a United States Army lieutenant general in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his command of the XIV Corps in the South Pacific Area and South West Pacific Area during World War II.

  47. Armon Johnson

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    Armon Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Armon Deshawn Johnson is an American former professional basketball player who played two seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Nevada.

  48. Olek Czyz

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    Olek Czyz
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Aleksander "Olek" Czyż is a Polish professional basketball player. He has also represented the Polish national team.

  49. Jim Gibbons

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    Jim Gibbons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1967 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 1973 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyergeologistaircraft pilot
    Biography

    James Arthur Gibbons is an American attorney, aviator, geologist, hydrologist and politician who was the 28th Governor of Nevada from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he was previously the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2006.

  50. Roger Fouts

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    Roger Fouts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1971 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    anthropologistuniversity teacherpsychologist
    Biography

    Roger S. Fouts is a retired American primate researcher. He was co-founder and co-director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) in Washington, and a professor of psychology at the Central Washington University. He is best known for his role in teaching Washoe the chimpanzee to communicate using a set of signs taken from American sign language.

  51. Alan Bible

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    Alan Bible
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1909-1988 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1930 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alan Harvey Bible was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1954 to 1974. He previously served as Attorney General of Nevada from 1942 to 1950.

  52. Clarence Clifton Young

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    Clarence Clifton Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2016 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Clarence Clifton "Cliff" Young, known as C. Clifton Young, was a United States congressman from Nevada.

  53. Kevinn Pinkney

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    Kevinn Pinkney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kevinn Lamar Pinkney is an American professional basketball player.

  54. Sig Rogich

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    Sig Rogich
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sigmund Aronson "Sig" Rogich is an Icelandic/American businessman and is president of The Rogich Communications Group, a business facilitator, public relations, and crisis management firm. He is also a former US Ambassador to Iceland.

  55. Grant Sawyer

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    Grant Sawyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1996 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frank Grant Sawyer was an American politician. He was the 21st Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1967. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

  56. Aivi Luik

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    Aivi Luik
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Aivi Belinda Kerstin Luik is an Australian soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Spanish Primera División club Sevilla FC and the Australia women's national team. She previously played for Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory in the W-League, Brøndby IF in Denmark's Elitedivisionen, Fylkir in Iceland's Úrvalsdeild kvenna, Notts County F.C. in England's FA WSL, and Vålerenga in Norway.

  57. Gershwin A. Drain

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    Gershwin A. Drain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgejournalist
    Biography

    Gershwin Allen Drain is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  58. Procter Ralph Hug, Jr

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    Procter Ralph Hug, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military officerjudge
    Biography

    Procter Ralph Hug Jr. was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  59. James David Santini

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    James David Santini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2015 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudgejustice of the peace
    Biography

    James David Santini was an American attorney, politician and lobbyist who served as the U.S. Representative for Nevada's at-large congressional district from 1975 to 1983. He was a member of the Democratic Party until 1986, when he joined the Republican Party.

  60. Vai Taua

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    Vai Taua
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    United States Flag United States
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    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Vailala Lima "Vai" Taua is an American football coach and former running back. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2011 to 2012. He played college football at Nevada.

  61. Mo Charlo

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    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Dennard Maurice "Mo" Charlo is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Nevada. He has previously played for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, Colorado 14ers and Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League.

  62. Brett Hayes

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Brett Gregory Hayes is an American former professional baseball catcher and current front office executive/field staff member for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Florida/Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Cleveland Indians.

  63. Anne Martin

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    Born in
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    1875-1951 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1894 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politiciansuffragettesuffragistuniversity teacher
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    Anne Henrietta Martin was a suffragist, pacifist, and author from the state of Nevada. Her main achievement was taking charge of the state legislation that gave women of Nevada the right to vote. She was the first head of the department of history of the University of Nevada (1897–1901) And was active in the suffrage movement in England in 1909–1911, working with Emmeline Pankhurst. She was president of the Nevada equal franchise society in 1912, and the first national chairman of the National Woman's Party in 1916. She was the first woman to run for the United States Senate; She lost twice, in 1918 and 1920.

  64. Charles H. Russell

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    1903-1989 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    Studied in 1926
    Occupations
    politicianeditorclerk
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    Charles Hinton Russell was an American politician who served as the 20th Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Republican Party.

  65. Luke Collis

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    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Luke Collis is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Doom of the American Arena League (AAL). He signed with the Spokane Shock as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at the Occidental College after transferring out of University of Nevada, Reno. He has also been a member of the Chicago Rush, Knoxville NightHawks, San Angelo Bandits, Tampa Bay Storm, Philadelphia Soul and Beijing Lions.

  66. Duke Williams

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    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Michael "Duke" Williams is a former American football safety. He played college football at Nevada, and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams has also played for the Indianapolis Colts.

  67. Harold T. Johnson

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    1907-1988 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Harold Terry "Bizz" Johnson was an American politician from California and a member of the Democratic Party.

  68. Susan Desmond-Hellmann

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    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
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    Sue Desmond-Hellmann is an American oncologist and biotechnology leader who served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2014–2020. She was previously Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, the first woman to hold the position, and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, and before that president of product development at Genentech, where she played a role in the development of the first gene-targeted cancer drugs, Avastin and Herceptin.

  69. George Wilson Malone

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    1890-1961 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    Studied in 1917
    Occupations
    politicianengineercivil engineerconsultant
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    George Wilson Malone was an American civil engineer and Republican politician.

  70. Joe Inglett

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    Joe Inglett
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    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Joseph Steven Inglett is an American former professional baseball utility player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 2006 and 2011 for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Houston Astros.

  71. T. J. Friedl

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    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Terry Lee "T. J." Friedl is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Cincinnati Reds organization. After playing college baseball for the Nevada Wolf Pack, he signed with the Reds receiving the largest bonus ever given to an undrafted free agent.

  72. JoJo Romero

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    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Joseph Abel Romero, nicknamed "JoJo", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

  73. Ernest S. Brown

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    Ernest S. Brown
    Born in
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    Years
    1903-1965 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1927 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Ernest S. Brown served briefly as a United States Senator from Nevada in 1954.

  74. Jon Wellinghoff

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    Jon Wellinghoff
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    official
    Biography

    Jon B. Wellinghoff is an American attorney who served as the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2009 to 2013. The FERC is a U.S. government agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. The FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and licenses hydropower projects.

  75. Kyle Roberts

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    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Kyle Deshun Roberts is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed with Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  76. Amanda Levens

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    Born in
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    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 2007 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Amanda Kay Levens is an American women's college basketball coach. She is currently the head coach at the University of Nevada. Previously, she was hired as head coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in 2008, when the school began a five-year transition to the NCAA's Division I. On April 20, 2012, Levens was named the associate head coach at Arizona State University.

  77. Eddie Bonine

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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Eddie Keith Bonine is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Detroit Tigers from 2008–2010.

  78. Brian Landrus

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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musician
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    Brian Landrus is a jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and educator.

  79. Marko Mitchell

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    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Marko Terrell Mitchell is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

  80. Emmet D. Boyle

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    Emmet D. Boyle
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    Years
    1879-1926 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    engineermining engineerpolitician
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    Emmet Derby Boyle was an American politician. He was the 13th Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

  81. Mark E. Brown

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    Mark E. Brown
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
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    Mark E. Brown is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. Brown is a Chief Executive Officer of Miracle Flights, a national US charity, and a former executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation. He is also the former Partner and President of R&R Partners, the ad agency which created the "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" advertising campaign for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. In addition, Brown was a founder and director of Service 1st Bank of Nevada, and previously served as the President of MBC Communications.

  82. Corey Jackson

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    Corey Jackson
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    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    American football playerbasketball player
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    Andrick Cora Jackson, better known by the name Corey Jackson, is a former American football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) from 2003 to 2007. During his time in the NFL, Jackson played for the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. Jackson officially retired from the NFL in 2008. After retiring from the NFL, Jackson became a professional speaker and was featured on several television networks, newspapers, and magazines. Jackson is currently the CEO of Qwerkz, a social networking platform and database that allows athletes to form professional networks and find business opportunities.

  83. Larry R. Hicks

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    Larry R. Hicks
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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Larry R. Hicks is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

  84. William Raggio

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    William Raggio
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    Years
    1926-2012 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    William Raggio was an American politician and a former Republican member of the Nevada Senate. He represented Washoe County's 3rd district from 1972 until his retirement in 2011. He is the longest-serving member in the history of the State Senate.

  85. Shane Robinson

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    Shane Robinson
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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Shane Robinson is an American politician and a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 39 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

  86. Konrad Schmidt

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    Konrad Schmidt
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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Konrad Albert Schmidt is a former professional baseball catcher who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2010 and 2012.

  87. Raymond T. Baker

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    Raymond T. Baker
    Born in
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    Years
    1877-1935 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    prison warden
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    Raymond Thomas Baker was a wealthy United States businessman who was Director of the United States Mint from 1917 to 1922.

  88. Butch Baldassari

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    Years
    1952-2009 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    mandolinistjazz musicianmusic pedagoguecroupieruniversity teacher
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    Jerome Henry "Butch" Baldassari was an American mandolinist, recording artist, composer, and music teacher.

  89. Larry Poncino

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    Larry Poncino
    Born in
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    baseball umpire
    Biography

    Larry Louis Poncino is a former umpire in Major League Baseball. His Major League umpiring debut came on July 11, 1985, and his last game was on September 30, 2007. He umpired in the 2006 American League Division Series; the National League Championship Series in 1998, 2003, and 2005, and the 1996 MLB All-Star Game. Poncino wore uniform number 13 during his National League stint, then changed to 39 when the NL and AL umpiring staffs merged in 2000.

  90. Walter S. Baring, Jr

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    Walter S. Baring, Jr
    Born in
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    Years
    1911-1975 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Nevada - Reno
    In 1934 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
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    Walter Stephan Baring Jr. was a United States Representative from Nevada.

  91. Ronald J. Bath

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    Ronald J. Bath
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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    military officer
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    Ronald Jay Bath is a retired United States Air Force major general who directed U.S. Air Force Strategic Planning for the service's Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs at service headquarters in the Pentagon.

  92. Ed Sharkey

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    Ed Sharkey
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    1927-2015 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
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    Edward Joseph Sharkey was a National Football League linebacker for the New York Yanks, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers. He also played in the All-America Football Conference for the New York Yankees. Sharkey attended Duke University and the University of Nevada.

  93. Dorothy Nyswander

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    Dorothy Nyswander
    Years
    1894-1998 (aged 104)
    Occupations
    psychologist
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    Dorothy Bird Nyswander, was an American health educator. She graduated with masters and bachelor's degrees from the University of Nevada and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is considered the Mother of Health education.

  94. Sherman Howard

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    Sherman Howard
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    Years
    1924-2019 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Sherman John Howard was a professional American football player. He played professionally as a halfback for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Yanks and Cleveland Browns. At the time of his death, Howard was considered to be both the oldest living African American NFL player and the oldest living Cleveland Brown. Prior to his NFL career, Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his NFL career Howard was both a high school coach and teacher. Howard resided in a suburb of Chicago. He died in December 2019 at the age of 95.

  95. Joe Dini

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    Joe Dini
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    1929-2014 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Joseph E. Dini, Jr. was a Nevada state assemblyman, casino owner, from Yerington, Nevada. In 1996 Dini was ranked the tenth most influential Nevadan in a survey conducted by the Las Vegas Sun, a list that included Steve Wynn, Bill Raggio, then Governor Bob Miller and former Governor Mike O'Callaghan.

  96. Clarence D. Van Duzer

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    Clarence D. Van Duzer
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    Years
    1864-1947 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Clarence Dunn Van Duzer an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Representative from Nevada. He served in the Nevada Assembly.

  97. Lesley Cohen

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    Lesley Cohen
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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Lesley Cohen is a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, serving since 2016 (and previously from 2013 until 2014). The Clark County Commission appointed Cohen to the Assembly after the resignation of April Mastroluca following the 2012 general election. Republican Stephen Silberkraus defeated Cohen in the 2014 general election by more than 1,300 votes but she retook the seat in the 2016 election by 212 votes. Cohen is also a divorce attorney.

  98. Tommy Kalmanir

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    Tommy Kalmanir
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    Years
    1926-2004 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Thomas J. Kalmanir was an American football player.

  99. Denver Dickerson

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    Denver Dickerson
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    Years
    1914-1981 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
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    Denver Dickerson was Speaker of the Nevada Assembly in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was appointed Secretary of Guam in 1963 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy. As the office included the duties of lieutenant governor at that time, Dickerson occasionally served as the acting governor of Guam during his term.

  100. Jazz Johnson

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    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Jaaziel "Jazz" Johnson is an American professional basketball player for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball for Portland and Nevada.