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Politician members in Idaho

Ezra Taft Benson Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994) — Born in Whitney, Franklin County, Idaho, August 4, 1899. Farmer; agricultural extension agent; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1953-61. Mormon. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Kiwanis; Rotary. President of the Mormon Church 1985-94. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 29, 1994 (age 94 years, 298 days). Interment at Whitney Cemetery, Whitney, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of George Taft Benson and Sarah (Dunkley) Benson; married, September 10, 1926, to Flora Smith Amussen; distant relative *** of Robert Alphonso Taft, Robert Taft Jr. and Robert Alphonso Taft III.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
  George Vernon Hansen (1930-2014) — also known as George V. Hansen — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Tetonia, Teton County, Idaho, September 14, 1930. Republican. Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1962 (primary), 1968, 1972 (primary); U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1965-69, 1975-85. Mormon. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Kiwanis. Convicted in 1984 of failing to include four transactions on federal disclosure forms; sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $40,000; reprimanded by the U.S. House; his conviction was reversed in 1995. Died in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, August 14, 2014 (age 83 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Ben Ross (1876-1946) — also known as C. Ben Ross — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Parma, Canyon County, Idaho, December 27, 1876. Democrat. Farmer; mayor of Pocatello, Idaho, 1922-30; Governor of Idaho, 1931-37; defeated, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1936. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; Elks; Eagles; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, March 31, 1946 (age 69 years, 94 days). Interment at Parma Cemetery, Parma, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Ross and Jeannette (Hadley) Ross; married to Edna May Reavis.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Carfield Sanborn (1885-1968) — also known as John C. Sanborn — of Hagerman, Gooding County, Idaho. Born in Chenoa, McLean County, Ill., September 28, 1885. Republican. Farmer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1921-30; member of Idaho state senate, 1939-42; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1947-51; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1950, 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1952; candidate for Presidential Elector for Idaho. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners; Grange. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, May 16, 1968 (age 82 years, 231 days). Interment at Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Orville D. Sanborn and Frances (Carfield) Sanborn; married, November 6, 1912, to Jessie Margaret McNabb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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