Pair added to Assembly Wall of Distinction

Geoff Dornan / Nevada Appeal

Geoff Dornan / Nevada Appeal

The Assembly on Tuesday added two new members to the body’s Wall of Distinction: former Boulder City Democrat Gene Segerblom and longtime Sergeant at Arms Terry Sullivan.

Segerblom, who served from 1992-2000, died in January at age 95. With the election of her son Tick to the state Senate in 2006, she is a member of the only family to have four members serve as legislators.

She was the oldest female member of the Legislature, taking office at 74.

Her grandfather W.J. Bell was a state senator representing Humboldt County form 1906-14 and her mother, Hazel Bell Wines, represented the same county in the 1935 session.

Sullivan, a Lovelock native, had a career in state service that spanned five decades, including 14 years as sergeant at arms. He retired after the 2011 session.

He began working for the Purchasing Division in 1960 and was named Purchasing director in 1972. He became director of General Services in 1983 and retired in 1993. Two years later he joined the legislative staff.

Sullivan used his position to promote and preserve Nevada history, assembling a history of the state capitol and governor’s mansion.

He helped restore the old Supreme Court chambers and old Senate Chambers as museum space and began the process of restoring the old Stewart Indian School.

They join the 12 previously named lawmakers and staffers selected for the honor.


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