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Aizley, Paul, 1936-


Paul Aizley was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1936. He earned degrees at Harvard University, University of Arizona, and his doctorate at Arizona State University. His 1968 move to Las Vegas, Nevada was to begin a long career at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). From 1968 to 2008, Paul Aizley served UNLV in a variety of important capacities: a mathematics professor, dean of Continuing Education for 13 years, and the founder of the popular programs of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.) In 2008, he was encouraged to run for the vacant District 41 State Assembly office. He won and held the position from 2009 – 2015. Among the legislations he championed was one to advance gender equity. He stayed an active Democrat, firm that there were not enough seniors in these positions, and is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Nevada Assembly.

"Assemblyman Paul Aizley." Nevada Legislature. Accessed May 7, 2015.

"Paul Aizley." University of Nevada Las Vegas. Accessed May 7, 2015.