Position established July 15, 1957 by Gov. Grant Sawyer. First
laureate was Mildred Breedlove. Through 2007 it had been a lifetime
position and occupied by Norman Kaye since 1967. On April 30,
2007, Gov. Jim Gibbons named Kaye Poet Laureate Emeritus, a move
which allows the state to appoint a new poet laureate.
Norman Kaye (1967-April 2007)
Mildred Breedlove (appointed
July 15, 1957)