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Nye, James Warren

Margaret Horsnell

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0400748

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Nye, James Warren (10 June 1814–25 December 1876), governor of Nevada Territory and U.S. senator, was born at De Ruyter, New York, the son of James Nye and Thankful Crocker. His father’s occupation is unknown. Although his family had very limited financial resources, James received a secondary education at Homer Academy and studied law in Hamilton, New York. He married Elsie Benson in Fabius, New York, and they had two children....

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