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State of Nevada Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 78

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From the Mabel Hoggard Papers (MS-00565) -- Personal papers file. Resolution expressing condolences about the death of Mabel Hoggard, and listing her accomplishments. State of Nevada Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 78, adopted by the Assembly June 6, 1989; adopted by the Senate June 7, 1989

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man000688. Mabel Hoggard Papers, 1903-2011. MS-00565. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d1jm26t3g

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of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Introduced by Assemblymen Wendell Williams, Diamond, Brookman, Arberry, Gaston, Chowning, Kissam,
Carpenter, Regan, Porter, Schofield, Marvel, Evans, Dini, McGaughey, Callister, Wisdom, Thompson,
Garner, Jeffrey, price,. Sader, Adler, Nevin, Fay, Banner, Humke, Lambert, Myrna Williams, Bergevin,
Kerris, Freeman, Swain, Sedway, Spinello, Sheerin, Gibbons, Bogaert, DuBois, Spriggs, McGinness and
Triggs
ADOPTED BY THE ASSEMBLY
/-> June 6, 1989
ADOPTED BY THE SENATE
X June 7, 1989^
WHEREAS, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the death on §
May 31, 1989, of Nevada's first African-American school teacher, Mabel W. Hoggard; and Q,
WHEREAS, Mabel Hoggard was born on March 10, 1905, in Pueblo, Colorado; and
WHEREAS, During Mabel Hoggard's childhood she always knew that someday she was going
to be a teacher; and
WHEREAS, Mabel Hoggard received her bachelor of science degree from the Bluefield State
Teachers College in Bluefield, West Virginia, and continued with postgraduate work at the
University of Southern California and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and
WHEREAS, In 1946 she became the first African-American teacher hired in Nevada and for
the next 24 years she dedicated her life to helping Nevada's children; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Hoggard received many honors during her lifetime from the Las Vegas
community where she lived, including a citation for her dedication to children from the Las Vegas
Rotary Club, the Distinguished Service Award for the Clark County Teachers Association in 1968,
being named Woman of the Year by several clubs, being honored by the American Red Cross, the
NAACP, the Zion Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Service Guild, and being named a
Distinguished Nevadan by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and
WHEREAS, Mabel W. Hoggard received her most notable honor when the Mabel W. Hoggard
Elementary School, now a sixth grade center in Las Vegas, was named after her; now, therefore, be
it
RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, THE SENATE CONCURRING,
That members of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt condolences to the many
children who were touched emotionally and intellectually by Mrs. Hoggard in her classroom, and
to her husband, DaviH, sons J. David Hoggard Jr. of Las Vegas and Charles I. Wims of Oakland, Qp
California, her eight grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren; and be it further Q
RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief
Clerk of the Assembly to Mrs. Hoggard's loving husband, David. 8