William J. Raggio is perhaps one of Nevada's best known and most admired citizens. A native Nevadan, his public service began in 1952 and ended in 2011, over eighteen years as a prosecutor and more than thirty-eight years as a legislator, achieving national prominence in both sectors and setting a record for the longest serving public official in Nevada's history-fifty-six years! During his tenure as the most influential leader in the history of the Nevada Legislature, he was often referred to by both admirers and critics as "Nevada's Shadow Governor."In "A Man of His Word," author Michael Archer chronicles the life of a Nevada legend-a story set against the backdrop of the emerging political and social structure of present day Nevada itself.
Michael Archer served in the Marine Corps from 1967-1970, completing a 13 month tour of duty in South Vietnam. During that time, he endured the 77 day siege of Khe Sanh, earning the Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon, as well as the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his actions during the fighting at Khe Sanh village on January 21-22, 1968. Archer's second book, A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio was released in May 2011 and chronicles the life of Bill Raggio, one of Nevada's most courageous, honorable and admired citizens. Michael Archer resides in Reno, Nevada.
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