Bob Cashell is confirmed dead at the age of 81.
Bob was best known as a American politician.
Mayor Cashell was one of the most genuinely warm, kind people I ever encountered. He could make anyone feel good ju…
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The most difficult thing to do in Reno was buy Bob Cashell lunch because, either he'd grab the check first or someo…
RT @NevadaWolfPack: Bob Cashell was a giant figure in the history of Reno and the state of Nevada. He cared deeply about our state, our…
I met Bob Cashell on a chartered flight from Reno to South Carolina when Nevada played Fuhrman in the I-AA playoffs…
RT @MayorSchieve: It is with an extremely heavy heart to learn of the passing of Mayor Bob Cashell. He touched so many with his larg…
I’m incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of former Reno Mayor Bob Cashell. Rest in peace my dear friend. Ful…
RT @MayorSchieve: It is with an extremely heavy heart to learn of the passing of Mayor Bob Cashell. 1227322189860556801,2020-02-11 20:03:07 +0000,Chad_Hartley,Whenever I think of Bob Cashell
RT @NevadaFootball: Our program would not be where it is today without the enduring support of Bob Cashell. Our thoughts and prayers ar…
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We truly cherish our relationships with many of Nevada's rural outlets, which shows our commitment to making…
Covered politics in Northern Nevada for many years. Will never forget countless interviews with former Reno Mayor B…
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Bob Cashell
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27th Mayor of Reno
In office
November 13, 2002 – November 12, 2014
Preceded byJeff Griffin
Succeeded byHillary Schieve
28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
GovernorRichard Bryan
Preceded byMyron E. Leavitt
Succeeded byBob Miller
University of Nevada System Board of Regents
In office
1979–1982
GovernorRobert List
Personal details
Born
Robert Alan Cashell

(1938-04-22) April 22, 1938 (age 81)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1983–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (until 1983)
Spouse(s)
Nancy Parker (m. 1964)
Children4
ResidenceReno, Nevada, U.S.
Alma materStephen F. Austin State University
ProfessionBusinessman and politician
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Robert Alan Cashell (April 22, 1938 - February 11, 2020) was an American businessman and politician. He served as the mayor of Reno, Nevada from 2002 to 2014. He served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1983 to 1987 and on the University of Nevada System Board of Regents from 1979 to 1982. He served as a board member for Station Casinos from 2011 to 2020. He was a member of the Republican Party and a former member of the Democratic Party.
Background
Due to his large contributions to students a field house at University of Nevada was constructed and named after him. He is also a prominent businessman, owning Cashell Enterprises, a hotel/casino company. He bought Bill & Effies, a truck stop, in 1967 and renamed it Boomtown Reno. He sold it in 1988 after turning the property into a casino/resort.
He managed several properties including: Karl's Silver Club (now the defunct Bourbon Square Casino) in Sparks, the Bourbon Street Hotel and Casino (now demolished) in Las Vegas and the Avi Resort & Casino for the Avi Indian Tribe in Laughlin. He was a partner in several ventures including: Carson Station (now Max Casino) in Carson City, the Comstock Hotel & Casino (now The Residences at Riverwalk Towers) in Reno and the Holiday Casino (now Harrah's) in Las Vegas. He has also owned several properties including: Winners Inn, Star Casino and Model T Truck Stop in Winnemucca and the Alamo Truck Stop in Sparks. His son, Robert Jr., was a partner in the new ownership of the Fitzgeralds Reno in downtown Reno (which is now the Whitney Peak Hotel). Cashell and his family own and operate Alamo Truck Plaza in Sparks and Topaz Lodge in Gardnerville.
Footnotes
Kling, Dwayne. The Rise of The Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History, 1931-1981. University of Nevada Press (2000)
External links
Official website
Profile at Vote Smart
Profile, archive.org; accessed April 3, 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
University of Nevada System Board of Regents1979–1982
Succeeded by
Preceded byMyron E. Leavitt
Lieutenant Governor of NevadaJanuary 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Succeeded byBob Miller
Preceded byJeff Griffin
Mayor of RenoNovember 13, 2002 – November 12, 2014
Succeeded byHillary Schieve
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