Colcord, Roswell Keyes, 1839-1939

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Dates:
Birth 1839-04-25
Death 1939-10-30

Biographical notes:

Nevada's seventh governor was born in Seaport, Waldo County, Maine on April 25, 1839 where he was apprenticed to a ship-builder and became a carpenter. He came west to California in 1856, later to Aurora, Nevada in 1860, and finally to Virginia City in 1863 where he became a successful mining engineer. Following his term as governor, he served as the Superintendent of the U.S. Mint from 1898 to 1911. He died in Carson City on October 30, 1939 at the age of one hundred.

From the description of Executive Records 1891-1894 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78906428

Governor of Nevada (1891-1895); mining interests at Virginia City and Aurora, Nev., and Bodie, Calif.

From the description of Roswell Keyes Colcord papers, 1880-1939. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71057243

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Subjects:

  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Irrigation
  • Mineral industries

Occupations:

  • Governors--Nevada
  • Directors of corporations--Nevada

Places:

  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)