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Bob Cashell
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27th Mayor of Reno
In office
November 13, 2002 – November 12, 2014
Preceded by Jeff Griffin
Succeeded by Hillary Schieve
28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Governor Richard Bryan
Preceded by Myron E. Leavitt
Succeeded by Bob Miller
Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents
In office
Governor Robert List
Personal details
Robert Alan Cashell

(1938-04-22)April 22, 1938
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Died February 11, 2020(2020-02-11) (aged 81)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Resting place Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican (1983–2020)
Other political
Democratic (until 1983)
Nancy Parker
(m. 1964)
Children 4
Alma mater Stephen F. Austin State University
Profession Businessman and politician
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 Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents from 1979 to 1982. He served as a board member for Station Casinos from June 17, 2011 until his death on February 11, 2020. Cashell was a moderate member of the Republican Party and was a former member of the Democratic Party.


Because of Bob Cashell's large contributions to UNR students, a football team field house at the University of Nevada was constructed, and named after him. Cashell was 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 Boomtown in 1988, after turning the property into a casino/resort.

Cashell later managed several Nevada 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, The Ormsby House in Carson City, 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 owned and operate Alamo Truck Plaza in Sparks and Topaz Lodge in Gardnerville.

Cashell died on February 11, 2020, at the age of 81, after being at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Downtown Reno due to suffering heart problems and long-term illnesses.

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