Emmet D. Boyle

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Emmet D. Boyle
13th Governor of Nevada
In office
January 4, 1915 – January 1, 1923
LieutenantMaurice J. Sullivan
Preceded byTasker Oddie
Succeeded byJames G. Scrugham
Personal details
Emmet Derby Boyle

(1879-07-26)July 26, 1879
Gold Hill, Nevada, U.S.
DiedJanuary 3, 1926(1926-01-03) (aged 46)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Resting placeMasonic Memorial Gardens, Reno
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseVida Margaret McClure

Emmet Derby Boyle (July 26, 1879 – January 3, 1926) was an American politician who 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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Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of Nevada
1914, 1918
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Nevada
1915 – 1923
Succeeded by