Oral history interview with Rory Reid conducted by Stefani Evans and Claytee White on July 13, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Reid recalls growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada as a Mormon, and his legal and political careers in the Nevada Democratic Party.
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Oral history interview with Rory Reid conducted by Stefani Evans and Claytee White on July 13, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Reid recalls growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, going to college in Utah for law school, and his Mormon mission to Argentina. He also talks about his legal career with Lionel Sawyer and Collins, and Andy Tompkins's Lady Luck Casino. He then discusses his various political roles as a chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, emphasizing the long-term damage that Operation G-Sting inflicted on the public’s trust in local government. Digital audio, transcript, and photographs available.
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Rory Reid oral history interview, 2017 July 13. OH-03200. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
This interview was conducted and transcribed by the Oral History Research Center (OHRC) which is part of the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Division.
Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2017 and 2018. Nia Banks wrote the collection description. Access copies were created for born-digital audio and/or transcript files.
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A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives. See call number: F849.L35 R453 2017