Emmet D. Boyle

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Emmet D. Boyle
Emmet D. Boyle.jpg
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.


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]


  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