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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to present BYU forum Oct. 9

Will discuss "Faith, Family and Public Service”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will visit the Brigham Young University campus Tuesday, Oct. 9, to present a forum address titled “Faith, Family and Public Service,” at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The forum will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and For rebroadcast information, visit

Reid was born and raised in the rural mining town of Searchlight, Nev., and attended Basic High School in Henderson, Nev. He graduated from Utah State University in 1961 and earned his law degree from George Washington University.

After completing law school, Reid and his family returned to Henderson, where he served as the city attorney. His record and reputation in this position helped him to be elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1968 when he was just 28 years old.

When he was 30, Reid became the youngest lieutenant governor in Nevada history. He was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission in 1977, where he led an unyielding five-year fight to clean up Nevada’s gaming industry.

Reid was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1986, where he currently serves as the majority leader.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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