Biography of Robert L. Pinyan
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ROBERT L. PINYAN, chief of police of Globe, Arizona, and assessor and tax collector ex-officio, is a native of Arkansas, having been born at Pea Ridge, in 1869. He is the son of George W. and Nancy Dawson Finyan. Mr. Pinyan was educated in the common schools of Arkansas and Colorado. He came to Arizona in 1900. located at Globe and commenced work as a miner with the United Globe Mining Company. He showed such marked ability that he was promoted several times and held the position of foreman when he was appointed chief of police. After having served a short term by appointment he announced himself as a candidate in the primary election, and from a field of nine received a large majority, his work having been so satisfactory that the business and professional men of the town united and worked for his election. He is chairman of the board of school trustees, and will have charge of the erection of a high school within the next year. During his term of office the improvements in the Globe city schools have been marked and the system at the present time is considered one of the best in the state. Chief Pinyan is not only one of the ablest officers in the state and leader in the civic life of Globe, but is also prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of the Elks and Mystic Circle. He was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Balmear, of Animas City, Colorado, and to the union have been born four bright and interesting children, two boys, Charles and Leslie, and two girls, Ruth and Sunshine.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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