Thomas O. Craven Speech

Identifier: NC915

Scope and Contents

The Thomas O. Craven Speech contains one speech by Craven titled "The Future of Judicial Education" intended to be the subject of discussion of the Humanities Group on February 1, 1965.


  • 1965


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Biographical Note

Thomas O. Craven was born in Rocklin, California on August 31, 1905. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating in 1927. He then attended Lincoln University, LLB, graduating in 1930.

Craven passed the California Bar and Nevada Bar in 1931 and 1932 respectively and worked in law his entire career. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney (1934-1941), United States Attorney (1941-1945), was in private practice from 1945-1961, and was appointed District Judge from the Second Judicial District on May 1, 1961. Additionally, he served as the Director of the National College of State Trial Judges and served two terms on the Board of Governors of Nevada State Bar.

On December 29, 1939, he married Margaret Jeannette Crosby of Reno. They had three children: Thomas Owen Craven, Jr., Barry Brent Craven, and Sue Margaret Craven.

Craven died on January 29, 1976 in Reno, Nevada.

[Biographcial information adapted from and Find A Grave, both accessed June 24, 2022.]


0.41 Linear Feet (12 leaves)

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Thomas O. Craven (1905-1976) was a district court judge of Reno, Nevada. The collection contains a speech titled "The Future of Judicial Education" by Craven intended to be the subject of discussion of the Humanities Group on February 1, 1965.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation by an unknown source in 1965.

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Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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