Roswell Keyes Colcord

Roswell Keyes Colcord

Searsport, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Death 30 Oct 1939 (aged 100)
Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
Burial Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
Plot 1E-18-3
Memorial ID 15090121 · View Source
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Nevada Governor. Educated in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Virginia City, Nevada, in 1863 and became a successful mining engineer. He entered public service as a Nevada State Commissioner in 1889 and in 1890, was elected as a Republican the 7th Governor of Nevada, serving until 1895. While in office, a state board of health was established, the Australian ballot system was launched, economic programs were instituted, a first state board of equalization was authorized, the University of Nevada initiated a mechanical engineering department and women's voting rights were lobbied for. After his term, he was appointed as superintendent of the U.S. Nevada Mint, serving (1898-1911). He died in retirement at the age 100.

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