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.
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.
Kling, Dwayne. The Rise of The Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History, 1931-1981. University of Nevada Press (2000)
Profile at Vote Smart
Profile, archive.org; accessed April 3, 2017.
University of Nevada System Board of Regents1979–1982
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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