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James Graves Scrugham (January 19, 1880 June 23, 1945) was a Representative, a Senator, and a Governor from the U.S. state of Nevadamarker.

Scrugham was born in Lexington, Kentuckymarker, in 1880. He graduated from the University of Kentuckymarker at Lexington in 1906, He was a professor of mechanical engineering, Engineering College, University of Nevadamarker from 1903 to 1914 and dean from 1914 to 1917. He was state public service commissioner from 1919 to 1923. He was the Governor of Nevada between 1923 and 1927. He was the editor and publisher of the Nevada State Journal from 1927 to 1932. He became a special adviser to the Secretary of the Interior on Colorado Rivermarker development projects in 1927.

Later, he was elected as a Democrat to Congress and served from 1933 until December 7, 1942, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term of Key Pittman on November 3, 1942. Scrugham served from December 7, 1942, until his death in San Diego, Californiamarker, on June 23, 1945.

The University of Nevada named a building for him. The James G. Scrugham Engineering & Mines Building, opened in 1963, houses the dean's office and several departments in the College of Engineering, as well as the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

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