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 Emmet Derby Boyle

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Emmet Derby Boyle

  • Birth 26 Jul 1879 Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 1926 Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 8045693

Nevada Governor. After graduating from the University of Nevada, in 1889, he earned a master's degree in engineering in 1903 and establishing a successful career as a mechanical engineer. He to served as Nevada State Engineer, (1910-12) and was a member of the Nevada State Tax Commission, (1913-14). In 1915, he was elected as a Democrat the first Governor of Nevada, serving until 1923. During his tenure, the state tax system was restructured, teacher retirement benefits were improved, a state highway department was established, the position of state labor commissioner was established, workmen compensation benefits were advanced and a state prohibition law was sanctioned. After leaving office, he served as publisher of the Nevada State Journal until his death at age 46.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 30 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8045693
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emmet Derby Boyle (26 Jul 1879–3 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8045693, citing Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .