Omaha, Nebraska , United States
|| January 19, 1944
|Died||September 13, 2021
|Last Modifed||Charlotte K-A|
Sep 13, 2021 12:23pm
|Info||Mike Boyle (January 19, 1944 - September 13, 2021) was a former mayor of Omaha, Nebraska and was, at the time of his death, a member of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Mike Boyle was a lawyer in private practice in Omaha for over 30 years prior to his passing. |
Educated in Catholic schools in Omaha, Boyle graduated from Creighton University in 1973 with a degree in Economics and Management from the Business Administration School. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Law in 1977.
Mike married Anne Howell on April 24, 1965 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. They have five children and 16 grandchildren. Anne Boyle is the first woman elected in the 130-year history of the Nebraska Public Service Commission. She was re-elected in 2002 and is a former chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. She headed-up the Bill Clinton for President campaign in Nebraska and the Re-election campaign, as well. She has been a delegate to several Democratic National Conventions and her father Sam J. Howell was considered the dean of Omaha's Douglas County Courthouse.
Boyle was elected Mayor of Omaha in 1981 and re-elected in 1985. After a contentious battle with citizens from West Omaha which included scandals of patronage and an argument over family traffic tickets with the Chief of Police and his brother-in-law's arrest for book making, Boyle was recalled in 1987.
Boyle was a popular Democratic member of the Douglas County Board, representing South Omaha, a seat to which he had been elected by huge majorities three times, running unopposed in the last election.