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Cafferata, Patricia – Reno, Washoe

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Educator, State Legislator, attorney, State Treasurer, and author of numerous Nevada books and articles, Patty has had a diverse career in law and politics. She was the first woman elected to a constitutional office in Nevada when she was elected State Treasurer in 1982. Patty is a lifelong resident of Reno and is active in recording and preserving the history of Nevada.

Patty Cafferata was interviewed on August 18, 2017 by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Robert Z Hawkins Foundation.