JUDGE BENJAMIN F. CURLER, Jr.
Born LaPlata, Churchill County, Nevada, February 18, 1866; son of Judge B. F. Curler. For 60 years (says his obituary) he was prominent in state legal circles. He was educated in public schools of Belmont, Nye County, Nevada, Hastings Law School in San Francisco, and University of Southern California. He was an outstanding athlete, in baseball, boxing, high jump, etc. making many records. He was district attorney of Esmeralda County; taught school for a few years, was a law partner of his father, and later with Sardis Summerfield. He was appointed to fill the place left vacant by the death of Judge Cheney in 2nd District of Nevada and was elected twice to the position. After the passage of several years he again became District Judge, his terms of office being 1931-1942. Judge Curler was an aviation enthusiast and piloted his own plane. He was also district attorney of Washoe County in 1892, and was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada in 1916 and 1920. Judge Curler died January 29, 1953.