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Longtime Las Vegas Civic Leader Robert Forbuss Dead at Age 64

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Hubble Smith

Robert Forbuss, a widely known Las Vegas businessman, educator and elected official, died Sunday after a long battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 64.

The Nevada native graduated from Bishop Gorman High School and earned degrees in public administration and political science from Long Beach State University.

He went back to Gorman as a teacher from 1972 to 1979 and served on the Clark County School Board for eight years. In 2006 an elementary school in southwest Las Vegas was named in his honor.

Forbuss was president of Strategic Alliances, a consulting company working in the areas of government relations, business development, strategic planning and issues management.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Forbuss touched the lives of thousands of Nevadans through his work in education and as a community leader.


Las Vegas Review-Journal