Paul Laxalt

Paul Dominique Laxalt was an American attorney and politician who was governor of Nevada from 1967 to 1971, and a United States senator from 1974 to 1987. He was one of Ronald Reagan's closest friends in politics. After Reagan was elected president in 1980, many in the national press referred to Laxalt as "the first friend". He was the older brother of writer Robert Laxalt, and the grandfather of Adam Laxalt, who served as attorney general of Nevada from 2015 to 2019. He was a member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia*

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Paul Laxalt has 27 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1986 with nine videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1992 with an average of 3,285 views per program. Most appearances with Jack French Kemp (3), Alexander M. Haig Jr. (2), Ronald Reagan (2). Most common tags: Republican Party, Republican National Convention.

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U.S. Senator, R-NV December 18, 1974 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 27

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