Gov. M. Keith Neville

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Morell Keith Neville

Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska
Death: Died
Place of Burial: North Platte Cemetery North Platte Lincoln County Nebraska
Immediate Family:

Son of William NEVILLE; William Neville, US Congress; Mollie A. KEITH and Mary Ann Neville
Husband of Mary Virginia "Marie" Neville and <private> NEILL
Father of Mary Nelson "Mary Nel" Neville; Frances Elizabeth Neville; Virginia Neill Neville; Irene Morell Neville; <private> NEVILLE and 3 others
Half brother of <private> NEVILLE and William Rector NEVILLE, Jr

Occupation: Gov of Nebraska 1917-1919
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About Gov. M. Keith Neville

M. Keith Neville (February 25, 1884 – December 4, 1959) was a Nebraska Democratic politician and the 18th Governor of Nebraska.

Neville was born in North Platte, Nebraska and attended St.John's Academy. In 1905, he graduated from St. John's College (Annapolis/Santa Fe) in Annapolis, Maryland. He returned to manage the family ranch and served as the Director of the First National Bank in North Platt. He married Mary Virginia Neil on October 21, 1908, and they had four children.


Nicknamed the "Boy Governor" for his youth, thirty-two years of age, Neville was elected in 1916 as the governor of Nebraska, serving from 1917 to 1919. During his tenure a rigorous liquor law was sanctioned and World War I issues were dealt with.

In 1918 Neville returned to North Platt where he continued to be active in banking and ranching as well as politics. He was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska in 1920, 1932, and 1956. He was a candidate for Nebraska U.S. Senator in 1954, but lost to Carl Curtis. For seventeen years, he was also coach of the North Platte High School football team.

Death and legacy

Neville died December 4, 1959 and is interred at North Platt Cemetery, North Platt, Lincoln County, Nebraska USA. He was a member of the Freemasons, the elks, the Moose, the Odd fellows, and Phi Sigma Kappa, as well as a member of the Episcopal Church.


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Gov. M. Keith Neville's Timeline

North Platte, Nebraska
October 21, 1908
Age 24
Charleston, Jefferson Co, WV
November 30, 1910
Age 26
North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Age 27
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Age 34