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Galatz, Elaine B.


Elaine Galatz was born September 1, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and studied English at the University of Wisconsin. In 1961, she married Neil Galatz and moved to Arizona. After attending the University of Arizona and Arizona State University for graduate studies and her teaching certificate, Galatz moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and taught at J.E. Manch Elementary. When her husband opened his own law firm in the mid-1960s, she served as the office manager and bookkeeper.

In 1981, Galatz actualized her lifelong passion for horses and founded Vegas Valley Morgans Horse Farms to breed and train Morgan horses. She won numerous national and world horse show championships. She also became a Trustee of the American Morgan Horse Institute and a member of the Executive Committee for the Grand National as well as the World Champion Morgan Horse Show. Galatz was also an active member of the Jewish community in Las Vegas, and from 1995 to 1997 she served as president of the Las Vegas Combined Jewish Appeal/Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.

Galatz, Elaine. Interview, 2015 April 22. OH-02288. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.