Keith Neville

Keith M. Neville ( * February 25, 1884 in North Platte, Nebraska; † December 4, 1959 ) was an American politician and 1917-1919 the 19th Governor of the State of Nebraska.

Early years

Keith Neville attended St. John's Academy and later to 1905, the St. John 's College in Maryland. He then headed the ranch his family and became director of the First National Bank in North Platte.

Governor of Nebraska

In 1916, Neville was elected as a candidate of the Democratic Party as the new governor of Nebraska, where he prevailed with 49:47 percent of the vote against Republican Abraham L. Sutton. He joined his two-year tenure at January 4, 1917. His reign was overshadowed by the events of World War I, in which the U.S. entered in April 1917. As in most other states had to be converted to the armaments industry; Soldiers had to be patterned and retracted. Domestically, a strict prohibition law was passed in Neville's tenure. In 1918, Neville competed unsuccessfully for reelection.

Another Journey

After the end of his tenure Neville remained politically active. In 1922 he was chairman of the Democratic Party of Nebraska. In 1933 he became a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the New Deal policies. In 1954 he ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate, but lost to Carl Curtis. Keith Neville died in 1959 and was buried in North disk. He was married to Mary Virginia Neill, with whom he had four children.