Pat McCarran: The Senator from Nevada with a Colorful Reputation

The story of Nevada’s history is comprised of some interesting characters. Take Bugsy Siegel, the mobster with a bad temper that is responsible for the Las Vegas Strip. Or Sherriff Ralph Lamb, the man that modernized the Las Vegas Police Department but also had some questionable interrogation tactics, especially by today’s standards. Or his brother, Senator Floyd Lamb, the man who pushed for land conservation but who also punched one of his fellow senators. And then there’s Pat McCarran.