George W. Malone

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The Honorable
George W. Malone
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United States Senator
from Nevada
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Edward P. Carville
Succeeded by Howard Cannon
Personal details
Born (1890-08-07)August 7, 1890
Fredonia, Kansas
Died May 19, 1961(1961-05-19) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth (m. 1921)
Profession Civil engineer

George Wilson (Molly) Malone (August 7, 1890 - May 19, 1961) was an American civil engineer and Republican politician.


Malone was born in Fredonia, Kansas. As a young man he moved to Reno, Nevada and worked as a civil and hydraulic engineer there while attending the University of Nevada, Reno.

Military service

Malone graduated from college in 1917, and he enlisted in the military when the United States entered World War I. At first he served in the artillery, but he eventually became a regimental intelligence officer and served in England and France until 1919.

Civilian career

Malone then returned to work in engineering. He served as the state engineer of Nevada from 1927 to 1935.

Political career

Malone entered politics in 1934 when he made his first attempt to be elected to the United States Senate from Nevada. He was defeated by the Democratic incumbent Key Pittman, receiving 33 percent of the vote. During World War II Malone worked for the Senate as an engineering consultant on war materials. Malone ran again for a seat in the United States Senate in 1944, this time against Democratic incumbent Pat McCarran. Malone was defeated again, receiving 41 percent of the vote.

Malone successfully campaigned for a seat in the Senate in 1946. He defeated the Democratic candidate, former senator Berkeley L. Bunker, receiving 55 percent of the vote. Malone was reelected to the Senate in 1952, receiving 51 percent of the vote. He was defeated for reelection in 1958 by Democrat Howard W. Cannon, receiving 42 percent of the vote. He served in the Senate from 1947 to 1959.


Malone continued to live in Washington, D.C. until his death, working as an engineering consultant. He made a final political campaign in 1960, for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Nevada, but was defeated. Malone is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Edward P. Carville
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
Served alongside: Pat McCarran, Ernest S. Brown, Alan Bible
Succeeded by
Howard Cannon