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To me, the list of presidential visits to Nevada in the January/February issue (at right) implied that the eight visits listed were the only times a sitting president has visited our state. I found in my research that Nevada has been visited by several more presidents than you mentioned:
— William McKinley in Carlin and Wells on May 26, 1901;
— Woodrow Wilson in Reno on September 29, 1919;
— Franklin Roosevelt in Carlin, Imlay, Sparks, and Reno on July 13, 1938;
— Harry Truman in Sparks and Reno on September 22, 1948;
— Lyndon Johnson in Reno on October 12, 1964;
— Ronald Reagan in Reno and Las Vegas in October 1982 and October 1986; and in Reno on April 10, 1988 and November 1, 1988;
— George H.W. Bush in Reno on August 5, 1992;
— George W. Bush in Reno in 2004, 2006, and 2007; and
— Barack Obama in Reno on October 22, 2010 and April 21, 2011. President Obama has made at least one visit to Las Vegas in 2012.
Most of the presidential visits coincided with a political campaign, usually the president’s reelection efforts, or to assist a candidate for a statewide or federal office.