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William Raggio's Biography
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William 'Bill' J. Raggio
Wife: Dale; 3 Children: Leslie, Tracy, Mark (Deceased)
Attended, Boalt Hall College of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Attended, Louisiana Tech
Attended, University of Oklahoma
JD, Hastings College of Law, University of California, 1951
BA, University of Nevada, Reno, 1948
Member, Washoe County Republican State Central Committee, present
Majority Floor Leader, Nevada State Senate, 1987-1989, 1993-2011
Senator, Nevada State Senate, 1973-2011
Minority Floor Leader, Nevada State Senate, 1977-1979, 1983-1986, 1991, 2009
Member, Legislative Commission, 1973-1975, 1977-1997
Alternate, Legislative Commission, 1985-1988 1991-1993
Board of Directors, Senate President's Forum
Vice Chair, Interim Finance Committee, 1987-1988, 1995-1996, 1999-2000, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
Chair, Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee, 2007-2008
Vice Chair, Legislative Committee on Education, 2007-2008
Chair, Senate Committee on Finance, 1987-1989, 1993-2007
Chair, Interim Finance Committee, 1989-1990, 1993-1994, 1997-1998, 2001-2002, 2005-2006
Chair, Legislative Committee on Education, 1997-1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2006
Attorney, Jones-Vargas Law Firm, 1998-present
Director, Archon Corporation, present
United States National Reserve
Senior Partner, Vargas-Bartlett, 1991-1998
Attorney, Raggio, Wooster and Linder, 1980-1991
District Attorney, Washoe County, Nevada, 1958-1970
Assistant District Attorney, Washoe County, Nevada, 1952-1958
Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1946
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1983-present
Member, Alpha Tau Omega, present
Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Master, American Inns of Court
Member, American Judicature Society, present
Member, American Legion, present
Member, American Trial Lawyers Association, present
Member, Board of Trustees/Executive Advisory Board, E. L. Wiegand Foundation, present
Member, Council of State Governments, present
Member, International Academy of Law and Science
Member, Nevada State Bar Association, present
Member, Phi Alpha Delta, present
Member, Reno (Host) Lions Club, present
Member, Washoe County Bar Association, present
Director, Sierra Health Services, 1984-2006
National Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1993
Member, Reno Board of Directors, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1966-1970, 1983-1987
Member, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1979-1982
Member, House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 1967-1970
Honorary Life Member/National President/Vice-President/Board of Directors, National District Attorneys Association, 1961-1970
Member, Washoe County Community Action Program, 1964-1967
President, Nevada State District Attorneys Association, 1960-1963
State Chair, Junior Bar Conference, 1957-1960
Secretary, Nevada State District Attorneys Association, 1959-1960
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