Emmet D. Boyle

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Emmet D. Boyle
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13th Governor of Nevada
In office
January 4, 1915 – January 1, 1923
Lieutenant Maurice J. Sullivan
Preceded by Tasker Oddie
Succeeded by James G. Scrugham
Personal details
Born (1879-07-26)July 26, 1879
Gold Hill, Nevada, U.S.
Died January 3, 1926(1926-01-03) (aged 46)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Resting place Masonic Memorial Gardens
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Emmet Derby Boyle (July 26, 1879 – January 3, 1926) was an American politician. He was the 13th Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Biography[edit]

Boyle was born on July 26, 1879 in Gold Hill, Nevada, making him the first governor of Nevada to be born in the state. He was a mining engineer, and was the Governor of Nevada from 1915 to 1923.[1] He also served as president of the Reno Chamber of Commerce.[2]

As governor, he gained prominence for his opposition to boxing.[2] In 1918, he refused to allow Fred Fulton and Jess Willard to fight in the state.[2]

After retiring as governor, he served as publisher of the Nevada State Journal.[2]

Boyle died on January 3, 1926 in Reno, Nevada, at the age of 46.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Myles, Myrtle Tate (1972). Nevada's Governors: From Territorial Days to the Present, 1861-1971. Sparks, NV: Western Printing & Publishing Co. p. 310. ISBN 0-912814-01-1. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ex-Gov. ED Boyle of Nevada is Dead". New York Times. 4 January 1926. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tasker Oddie
Governor of Nevada
1915 – 1923
Succeeded by
James G. Scrugham