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A District Attorney has served Carson City since the first appointment of Dighton Carson as prosecuting attorney on December 18, 1861. The table below provides additional information. Special thanks to Alan Glover, Carson City Clerk-Recorder for the election results. If anyone has additional information, anecdotes or photos that I might share on these pages, please contact Jason Woodbury at JWoodbury@carson.org.

Date

Won

Aff.

Lost

Aff.

Vote

Remarks

12/1861

Dighton Carson

 

 

 

Appointed

 

9/1863

S.D. King

 

A.F. Patrick

 

496/253

 

King resigned after one month and T.D. Edwards was appointed 10/2/1863. Edwards resigned after 4 months and E. Haydon was appointed 2/10/1864.

9/1864

R.M. Clark

 

??

 

??

Records missing.

9/1866

Samuel C. Denson

(U)

William Patterson

(D)

400/343

(U) is Union Party

9/1868

Samuel C. Denson

(U)

William Patterson

(D)

489/432

 

Denson later resigned and Thomas Wells was appointed on 4/6/1870. William Patterson replaced Wells later that year by appointment.

11/1870

William Patterson

(D)

J.B. Hereford

(R)

493/362

Hereafter, elections in November.

1872

William Patterson

(D)

 

 

823

 

1874

William Patterson

(D)

 

 

1,147

 

1876

Trenmor Coffin

(R)

William Patterson

(D)

703/625

 

1878

M.A.Driesbach

(C)

Trenmor Coffin

(R)

534/435

(C) is Citizen's Party

1880

Horace F. Bartine

(R)

N. Soderberg

(D)

707/335

 

1882

James M. Torreyson

(R)

H.F. Bartine

(R)

475/397

 

1884

James D. Torreyson

(R)

 

 

 

 

1886

James D. Torreyson

(R)

C.M. Harris

(D)

540/352

 

1888

James D. Torreyson

(R)

Sam Lee

(D)

571/5

 

From 1888 until about 1930, the DA was also Superintendent of Schools in Ormsby County (now Carson City).

1890

T.D. Edwards

(R)

James R. Budge

(D)

670/234

 

1892

A.J. McGowan

(SP)

S. Summerfield

(R)

497/336

(SP) is believed to be Silver Party?

1894

A.J. McGowan

(SP)

George W. Keith

(R)

437/413

24 vote margin.

1896

A.J. McGowan

(SP)

O.H. Grey

(R)

505/343

 

1898

J. Emmett Walsh

(SP)

Samuel Platt

(R)

494/340

 

1900

Edward E. Roberts

(R)

J. Emmett Walsh

(SP)

370/360

1902

Edward E. Roberts

(R)

George W. Keith

(SP)

541/197

 

1904

Edward E. Roberts

(R)

J. Poujade

(I)

464/225

(I) is Independent

1906

Edward E. Roberts

(R)

J. Poujade

(I)

449/219

 

1908

Edward E. Roberts

(R)

 

 

552

 

1910

George L. Sanford

(R)

William Woodburn

(I)

534/240

 

1912

John M. Chartz

(P)

P.B. Ellis and James D. Finch

(I)
(D)

420/212/28

(P) is Populist
This was a 3-way race.

1914

John M. Chartz

(I)

William M. Griffin

(D)

473/202

 

1916

W.E. Baldy

(R)

John M. Chartz

(D)

609/587

1918

John M. Chartz

(D)

W.E. Baldy

(R)

549/407

 

1920

John M. Chartz

(D)

W.E. Baldy

(R)

562/471

 

1922

John M. Chartz

(D)

W.E. Baldy

(R)

562/486

 

With the 1922 election, four-year terms of office begin.

1926

John M. Chartz

(D)

 

 

608

 

1930

John M. Chartz

(D)

 

 

664

 

1934

John M. Chartz

(D)

E.J. Cahill

(D)

636/535

 

1938

Edward A. Ducker, Jr.

(D)

John M. Chartz

(D)

839/561

1942

Frank B. Gregory

(R)

Edward A. Ducker, Jr.

(D)

851/526

 

1946

Richard L. Waters Jr.

(D)

Frank B. Gregory

(R)

835/814

21 votes decide it.

1952

Paul D. Laxalt

(R)

Richard L. Waters, Jr.

(D)

1107/827

 

1954

Cameron M. Batjer

(R)

 

 

1838

 

1958

John Tom Ross

(R)

 

 

2323

 

1962

Theodore H. Stokes

(R)

J.C. (Jim) Martin

(R)

1908/1431

 

1966

Robert List

(R)

J. McArthur Wright

(D)

3706/1614

 

Ormsby County and Carson City were consolidated by act of the Nevada Legislature effective July 1, 1969.

1970

Michael E. Fondi

(D)

William Crowell, Jr.

(D)

3324/2034

 

1974

Michael E. Fondi

(D)

 

 

6890

 Fondi moves to the bench and Dave Small is appointed 11/77.

Office is non-partisan effective June 5, 1979.

1978

David Small

 

Terry Graham Friedman

 

4965/4743

Small resigns and Bill Maddox is appointed 1/80.

1982

William A. Maddox

 

Ralph Crow

 

7749/4000

Maddox resigns and Noel Waters is appointed 4/85.

1986

Noel S. Waters

 

William T.O. Aird

 

8477/3473

 

1990

Noel S. Waters

 

 

 

11,777

 

1994

Noel S. Waters

 

Patrick B. Walsh

 

8297/6723

 

1998

Noel S. Waters

12,984

 

2002

Noel S. Waters

 

                    

 

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