Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974

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Governor of Arizona, 1948 to 1950; Secretary of State, 1939 to 1948; and previously held various Pima County offices.

From the description of Oral history interview, 1973 Nov. 20 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 45168065

Eighth governor of Arizona.

From the description of Daniel E. Garvey collection, 1917-1974 (bulk 1938-1950). (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25293695

Daniel Emmet Garvey, eighth governor of Arizona, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1886 and attended St. Aloysius College. Upon graduation he briefly worked as a clerk for the Yazoo and Mississippi Railroad before moving to Tucson in 1909, where he worked as a clerk on the Espes Randolph Line.

In 1912 Garvey married Thirza Jeanette Vail and they soon moved to Globe, where he worked as an accountant for the Arizona Eastern Railroad. Garvey's work for the railroad necessitated his return Tucson and there he joined the Tucson City Council. He later served as chief deputy assessor for Pima County, as chief deputy county treasurer, and finally was elected Pima County Treasurer in 1934. He resigned that post in 1938 to become Tucson city treasurer.

In 1939 Garvey was appointed assistant secretary of state and in 1944 Governor Sidney P. Osborn appointed him secretary of state, filling the vacancy left by the sudden death of Harry M. Moore. Garvey became acting Governor of Arizona in May of 1948 after the death of Sidney P. Osborn and he was elected governor in November of 1948.

Garvey's term as governor was notable for achievements in water issues. He initiated the signing of the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact and assisted in securing approval of the Central Arizona Water Project Authorization bill by the Senate Interior Committee. Garvey joined forces with Carl T. Hayden, John R. Murdock and others in gaining approval for the Central Arizona Project.

Garvey lost the 1949 Democratic primary election but in 1950 was appointed Arizona administrator of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. In 1955 he was appointed state examiner by governor Ernest McFarland, a position he maintained until his retirement in 1969. Garvey passed away on February 6, 1974.

From the guide to the Daniel E. Garvey Collection, 1917-1974, (Arizona State University Libraries Arizona Collection)

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referencedIn Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974. Daniel E. Garvey collection, 1917-1974 (bulk 1938-1950). Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Governors Sidney Preston Osborn and Daniel E. Garvey, RG 1, SG 14-15, 1941-1951 Arizona State Archives
referencedIn LaMoine, Don C. Rex Rice photograph collection, ca. 1900-1925. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974. Daniel E. Garvey collection, 1917-1974 (bulk 1938-1950). Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Daniel E. Garvey Collection, 1917-1974 Arizona State University Libraries Arizona Collection
referencedIn Freeman, Viola Pyle, d. 1991. Freeman photograph album, ca. 1910-1915. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974,. Oral history interview, 1973 Nov. 20 [sound recording]. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974,. Oral history interview, 1973 Nov. 20 [sound recording]. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Brophy, Frank Cullen, 1894-1978. Brophy papers -- Frank Brophy political files, 1918-1977. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
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associatedWith Freeman, Viola Pyle, d. 1991. person
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associatedWith LaMoine, Don C. person
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Birth 1886-06-19

Death 1974-02-05

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