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John Howard Pyle

Politician
Male
Born Mar 25, 1906
Hometown Sheridan, Wyoming
Died Nov 29, 1987
Death Place City of Tempe
Political Party Republican Party

John Howard Pyle was the ninth Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, serving from 1951 to 1955. He was a Republican. A 1930 graduate of Arizona State University, he also was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

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CHILDHOOD

1906 Birth Born in 1906 in Sheridan, Wyoming, Pyle was the first governor of Arizona to be born in the 20th century and was the Program Director of KFAD (now KTAR) Radio in Phoenix from 1930 to 1951. … Read More

FORTIES

1950 44 Years Old Pyle defeated pioneering female politician Ana Frohmiller in his 1950 campaign for governor.
1951 45 Years Old He served as Governor of Arizona from 1951 to 1955. … Read More
1953 47 Years Old In 1953, he attempted to break up a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon compound in Colorado City, Arizona, in what became known as the Short Creek Raid, which resulted in two dozen men arrested and 236 children placed in foster homes. … Read More
1954 48 Years Old Pyle subsequently lost his 1954 re-election bid to former Democratic Senator Ernest McFarland. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1987 82 Years Old Pyle died on November 29, 1987 in Tempe, Arizona, and is buried there in the Double Butte Cemetery.
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