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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
Emmet Derby Boyle

(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
Political party Democratic
Spouse Vida Margaret McClure

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. He also served as president of the Reno Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

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

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