William H. Briare
|18th Mayor of Las Vegas|
|Preceded by||Oran K. Gragson|
|Succeeded by||Ron Lurie|
William Hubert Briare
July 13, 1930
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Died||December 8, 2006 (aged 76)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
Briare was born in Long Beach, California.
In the 1960s, Briare served in the Nevada Assembly and as a Clark County Commissioner. In 1971, he lost his first campaign for mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada to Oran K. Gragson, but Briare was elected in his next attempt in 1975, defeating Harry Reid.
Briare was so positive about the city that people would ask him if he was the president of the Chamber of Commerce. His obituary in the Las Vegas Review Journal noted that Briare's "public tenure came during a key time when control of casinos shifted from organized crime figures to corporations."
Briare died in Las Vegas at the age of 76, and was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Schwartz, David McGrath (December 9, 2006). "Briare, well-traveled ex-mayor of Las Vegas, dies at age 76". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
- "Commissioner Briare". Commissioner Histories. Clark County, Nevada. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
Oran K. Gragson
| Mayor of Las Vegas