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Robert List

Robert List
List in 2010
24th Governor of Nevada
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Lieutenant Myron E. Leavitt
Preceded by Mike O'Callaghan
Succeeded by Richard Bryan
26th Attorney General of Nevada
In office
January 4, 1971 – January 1, 1979
Governor Mike O'Callaghan
Preceded by Harvey Dickerson
Succeeded by Richard Bryan
Personal details
Born Robert Frank List
(1936-09-01) September 1, 1936
Visalia, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Minor
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater Utah State University University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Profession Attorney and politician

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 the Carson City District Attorney and the Nevada Attorney General before becoming Governor. Currently List practices law in Las Vegas with the law firm Kolesar & Leatham, Chtd.[1] 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.[2] List was defeated for re-election in 1982 by Nevada Attorney General Richard Bryan. He is a member of the Republican Party.


  • Education 1
  • Current practice 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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.[3]

Current practice

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 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.[2]

Personal life

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.[4]

Elizabeth and Robert are still in school and live with their parents. Elizabeth is in high school and Robert is in college at USC.


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Legal offices
Preceded by
Harvey Dickerson
Attorney General of Nevada
January 4, 1971 – January 1, 1979
Succeeded by
Richard Bryan
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike O'Callaghan
Governor of Nevada
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Richard Bryan
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