Skip to main content

Milton Schwartz

Milton I. Schwartz (1921-2007) was a Las Vegas, Nevada entrepreneur and philanthropist. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he first moved to Las Vegas in 1946 and helped build the Flamingo hotel-casino. After moving back to New York for a while, Schwartz returned to Las Vegas in 1971 to found Valley Hospital and serve as its board chairman. He was involved in many businesses in Las Vegas and worked in real estate development. He also owned and operated a cable television company called MISCO, Inc. and was a partner and director of Yellow, Checker, and Star cab companies. Schwartz was active in community groups and politics, serving as president of the Clark County Republican Party and as a delegate to Republican national conventions. In 1988 he founded the Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy in Summerlin. Schwartz passed away in 2007.


"LV entrepreneur Schwartz dies at 85." Las Vegas Review-Journal. August 11, 2007.

View Related Items View Oral History Listen to Audio Clip


Give Online »

Because we are no longer actively fundraising for the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project, we are directing all related donations to our Oral History Research Center for the pursuit of other meaningful oral history projects.


Jewish Nevada Vegas PBS
With help from
Institute of Museum and Library Services This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services