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  John Gardner Adams (b. 1892) — also known as J. G. Adams — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Born in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, April 14, 1892. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1947-50. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gardner G. Adams and Mildred H. (Heaston) Adams; married, June 24, 1914, to Lexie Ross.
Moses Alexander Moses Alexander (1853-1932) — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo.; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Obrigheim, Bavaria, Germany, November 13, 1853. Democrat. Clothing merchant; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1887-88; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1897-99, 1901-03; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916, 1924, 1928; Governor of Idaho, 1915-19; defeated, 1908, 1922. Jewish. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; B'nai B'rith. Died, of a heart attack, in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, January 4, 1932 (age 78 years, 52 days). Interment at Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Alexander and Emma Alexander; married, December 4, 1876, to Helena (Hedwig) Keastner.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Boise
  John Joseph Allen, Jr. (1899-1995) — also known as John J. Allen, Jr. — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; McCall, Valley County, Idaho. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1947-59; defeated, 1958; Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation, 1959-61; mayor of McCall, Idaho, 1989-93. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World; Kiwanis; Native Sons of the Golden West; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Cascade, Valley County, Idaho, March 7, 1995 (age 95 years, 100 days). Cremated; ashes interred at McCall Cemetery, McCall, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Allen, Sr. and Cathryn Liston (Owen) Allen; married, June 16, 1926, to Carol Cook (1904-1957); married 1957 to Sally Clement (born 1924).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Jason Babcock (1891-1973) — also known as Fred J. Babcock — of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, August 15, 1891. Republican. School teacher and principal; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1926-28; Idaho state attorney general, 1931-33. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions. Died in March, 1973 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jason Eugene Babcock and Bertha Rebecca (Peyton) Babcock.
  Henry Clarence Baldridge (1868-1947) — also known as H. Clarence Baldridge — of Parma, Canyon County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Carlock, McLean County, Ill., November 24, 1868. Republican. Grain dealer; merchant; banker; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1911-13; member of Idaho state senate, 1913-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1916 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1923-27; Governor of Idaho, 1927-31; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1942. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Anti-Saloon League. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, June 8, 1947 (age 78 years, 196 days). Interment at Parma Cemetery, Parma, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of William John Baldridge (1839-1908) and Amanda Caroline (Wright) Baldridge (1849-1897); married, February 1, 1893, to Cora Alena McCreighton (1872-1941); third cousin once removed of Joseph Baldrige; fourth cousin of Edwin Rockefeller Baldrige and Carl Clifford Baldrige; fourth cousin once removed of Howard Hammond Baldrige (1864-1928), William Lovell Baldrige and Thomas Jackson Baldrige.
  Political family: Baldrige family of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Matthew Barker (1916-1995) — also known as John M. Barker — of Buhl, Twin Falls County, Idaho. Born in Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, November 29, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Idaho state senate 24th District, 1967-84. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary. Died, of heart failure, in Buhl, Twin Falls County, Idaho, November 1, 1995 (age 78 years, 337 days). Interment at West End Cemetery, Buhl, Idaho.
  Horace P. Belknap (1890-1960) — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Prineville, Crook County, Ore., January 29, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1940 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Protestant. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion; Rotary; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died May 19, 1960 (age 70 years, 111 days). Interment at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of H. P. Belknap and Wilda (Ketchum) Belknap; married, January 23, 1918, to Gladys Andre.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John J. Bell — also known as Jock Bell — Democrat. Member of Idaho state senate 21st District, 1977. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1977.
  Thomas Warren Bennett (1831-1893) — Born in Union County, Ind., February 16, 1831. Member of Indiana state senate, 1859-61, 1865-67; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1869-71, 1877-83, 1885-87; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1871-75; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1875-76. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., February 2, 1893 (age 61 years, 352 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Marion Bistline (1896-1969) — also known as Francis M. Bistline; F. M. Bistline — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ransom, Ness County, Kan., March 25, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1937-47; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1944-48. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta. While defending a client in a murder case, he suddenly collapsed and died from a heart attack, in the courtroom at the Bingham County Courthouse, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, January 20, 1969 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of John M. Bistline and Martha (Shellenberger) Bistline; married, August 16, 1921, to Anne Glindemann (1897-1991); father of Beverly Barbara Bistline (1922-); nephew of Joseph Bistline.
  Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Alfred Bottolfsen (1891-1964) — also known as C. A. Bottolfsen — of Arco, Butte County, Idaho. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., October 10, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1921-24, 1929-32, 1959-64; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1931; Idaho Republican state chair, 1937-38; Governor of Idaho, 1939-41, 1943-45; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks. Died July 18, 1964 (age 72 years, 282 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Arco, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew C. Bottolfsen and Mary (Carlson) Bottolfsen; married, August 27, 1912, to Elizabeth Hanna.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl E. Brown (b. 1878) — of McCall, Valley County, Idaho. Born in Whitefield, Coos County, N.H., September 10, 1878. Democrat. Merchant; mining business; lumber business; member of Idaho state senate, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren G. Brown and Charlotte (Elliott) Brown; married, August 23, 1902, to Ida Harrington.
  Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) — also known as Harold H. Burton — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; assistant attorney, Utah Power & Light Company and Utah Light & Traction Company, 1914-16; attorney, Idaho Power Company and Boise Valley Traction Company, 1916-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1929; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1931-32, 1936-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944; speaker, 1936; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1941-45; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1945-58; took senior status 1958. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Grange; Rotary; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1964 (age 76 years, 128 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Edgar Burton (Dean of M.I.T.) and Gertrude (Hitz) Burton; married, June 15, 1912, to Selma Florence Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Chase Addison Clark (1883-1966) — also known as Chase A. Clark — of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Amo, Hendricks County, Ind., August 20, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1913-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1928; member of Idaho state senate, 1933-36; mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1937-38; Governor of Idaho, 1941-43; U.S. District Judge for Idaho, 1943. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died in a hospital at Boise, Ada County, Idaho, December 30, 1966 (age 83 years, 132 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Addison Clark and Eunice (Hadley) Clark; brother of Barzilla Worth Clark (1880-1943); married, January 10, 1906, to Jean Burnett; father of Bethine Clark (who married Frank Forrester Church).
  Political family: Clark family of Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Chalkley Coffin (1887-1934) — also known as Thomas C. Coffin — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, October 25, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Pocatello, Idaho, 1931-33; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Struck by an automobile on a driveway in the south grounds of the U.S. Capitol, June 4, 1934, and died four days later at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1934 (age 46 years, 226 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Sherman Myers Coffin (1860-1934) and Jessie (Phelps) Coffin (1860-1929).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Albert Coughanour (1851-1936) — also known as W. A. Coughanour — of Payette, Payette County, Idaho. Born in Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pa., March 12, 1851. Democrat. Mine owner; lumber mill business; rancher and fruit grower; member of Idaho state senate, 1896; mayor of Payette, Idaho, 1897-99, 1900-01, 1907-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1916. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Payette, Payette County, Idaho, January 4, 1936 (age 84 years, 298 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Idaho.
  Relatives: Married, March 8, 1874, to Galena Bunting (1847-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David William Davis (1873-1959) — also known as D. W. Davis — of American Falls, Power County, Idaho; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Wales, April 23, 1873. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1912; member of Idaho state senate, 1912-14; Governor of Idaho, 1919-23; Commissioner of Reclamation and Director of Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1924-32. Methodist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died August 5, 1959 (age 86 years, 104 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edson Hart Deal (1903-1967) — also known as Edson H. Deal — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho, November 11, 1903. Republican. Insurance business; member of Idaho state senate, 1941-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1944; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1951-55; secretary of state of Idaho, 1967; died in office 1967. Methodist. Member, Grange; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners. Died April 22, 1967 (age 63 years, 162 days). Interment at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Willard W. Deal and Flora L. (Hart) Deal; married, July 19, 1936, to Gwendolyn Shepard (1908-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George E. Donart (b. 1889) — of Weiser, Washington County, Idaho. Born in Salubria (now part of Cambridge), Washington County, Idaho, February 27, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; hardware business; hotel business; member of Idaho state senate, 1933-45; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1946. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Donart and Mary (Keenan) Donart; married, November 24, 1917, to Letha Bush.
  Henry Clarence Dworshak (1894-1962) — also known as Henry C. Dworshak — of Burley, Cassia County, Idaho. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 29, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1939-46; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1946-49, 1949-62; defeated, 1948; died in office 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948, 1960. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962 (age 67 years, 328 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dworshak and Julia (Ohotto) Dworshak; married 1917 to Georgia B. Lowe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Oscar Willard Edmonds (b. 1890) — also known as O. W. Edmonds — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Born in Caledonia, Traill County, N.Dak., February 4, 1890. Republican. Abstract and title business; mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1923-27, 1943-45. Protestant. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Edmonds and Anna S. (Olson) Edmonds; married, June 21, 1911, to Kathryn M. Sturtevant.
  Robert H. Elder (b. 1877) — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., September 7, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1912-28; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1928, 1936, 1940, 1944 (alternate; member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James T. Elder and Mary E. (Dowell) Elder; married, June 21, 1903, to Martha Jane Noble; father of Robert N. Elder (1912?-?).
  Burton Lee French (1875-1954) — also known as Burton L. French — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho; Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. Born near Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., August 1, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1898-1902; U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1903-09, 1911-15, 1917-33 (at-large 1903-09, 1911-15, 1st District 1917-33); defeated, 1934; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, September 12, 1954 (age 79 years, 42 days). Interment at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. French and Mina P. (Fisher) French; married, June 28, 1904, to Winifred Hartley (1875-1934).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond Luelling Givens (b. 1884) — also known as Raymond L. Givens — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ore., February 9, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Ada County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-17; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1919; district judge in Idaho 3rd District, 1920-24; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1925-55; chief justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1930-31. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Weeks Givens and Ellen Elizabeth (Luelling) Givens; married, March 6, 1916, to Margaret A. O'Donnell.
  Abe McGregor Goff (1899-1984) — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Born in Colfax, Whitman County, Wash., December 21, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Latah County Prosecuting Attorney, 1926-34; member of Idaho state senate, 1941-42; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1958-67. Episcopalian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, November 23, 1984 (age 84 years, 338 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert William Goff (1868-1940) and Mary (Dorsey) Goff (1868-1935); married, August 24, 1927, to Florence Leticia Richardson (1892-1987).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Clinton Gossett (1888-1974) — also known as Charles C. Gossett — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Pricetown, Highland County, Ohio, September 2, 1888. Democrat. Member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1933-36; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1937-39, 1941-43; Governor of Idaho, 1945; resigned 1945; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1945-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Grange. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, September 20, 1974 (age 86 years, 18 days). Interment at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Wyatt Henry Gossett and Maggie (Finnegan) Gossett; married, November 28, 1916, to Clara Louise Fleming (1892-1967).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Winniford Hyatt (b. 1901) — also known as Paul W. Hyatt — of Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho; Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho; Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho. Born in Coquille, Coos County, Ore., June 2, 1901. Lawyer; Clearwater County Prosecuting Attorney, 1928-34; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1947-49; appointed 1947; resigned 1949; district judge in Idaho 10th District, 1961-64. Member, American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Calvin Arthur Hyatt and Mary (Winniford) Hyatt; married, December 22, 1928, to Millie Margaret McCollum.
  Clarence F. Hyde (1888-1979) — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Sun Valley, Blaine County, Idaho, May 13, 1888. Democrat. Real estate broker; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1935-38; candidate for Oregon commissioner of labor, 1938, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1940; Oregon Real Estate Commissioner, 1957-59. Member, Freemasons. Died, one week after a heart attack, in Sacred Heart General Hospital, Eugene, Lane County, Ore., March 3, 1979 (age 90 years, 294 days). Interment at West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Ore.
  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
  Leonard Beck Jordan (1899-1983) — also known as Len B. Jordan — of Idaho. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, May 15, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Idaho state legislature, 1947; Governor of Idaho, 1951-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1952; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1962-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega. Died June 30, 1983 (age 84 years, 46 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Eugene Jordan (1874-1948) and Irene (Beck) Jordan (1874-1949); married, December 30, 1924, to Grace Edgington (1892-1985).
  Cross-reference: Jim Jones
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Bailey Lee (b. 1873) — also known as T. Bailey Lee — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Burley, Cassia County, Idaho. Born in Mocksville, Davie County, N.C., August 10, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Cassia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1908-12; district judge in Idaho 11th District, 1921-26, 1935-36; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1926-33; appointed 1926; chief justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1931-32. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Drayton Lee and Sarah Ann (Bailey) Lee; married, November 4, 1907, to Irene Teasdale.
John Lemp John Lemp (1838-1912) — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Nieder-Weisel, Germany, April 21, 1838. Republican. Brewer; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1875-76. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died July 18, 1912 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Lemp and Anna Elizabeth (Jung) Lemp; married, May 7, 1865, to Catherine Kohlhepp (1850-1908).
  Image source: City of Boise
  Guy H. Martin (b. 1866) — of Spencer, Clay County, Iowa; Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho; Ancon, Canal Zone (now Panama). Born in Lancaster, Keokuk County, Iowa, August 31, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; Clay County District Attorney, 1894-99; U.S. Attorney for Canal Zone, 1923-24; U.S. District Judge for Canal Zone, 1924-26. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward M. Martin and Eliza A. (Goss) Martin; married, June 9, 1904, to Alma L. Austin.
  James Albertus McClure (1924-2011) — also known as James A. McClure — of Payette, Payette County, Idaho. Born in Payette, Payette County, Idaho, December 27, 1924. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state senate, 1960-67; U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1967-73; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1973-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988; Presidential Elector for Idaho, 2000. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta. Died February 26, 2011 (age 86 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Robertson McClure and Marie Caroline (Freehafer) McClure; married, September 23, 1950, to Louise Marilyn Miller; grandson of Albertus LeRoy Freehafer (1868-1940).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Pinckney Pope (1884-1966) — also known as James P. Pope — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born near Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La., March 31, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1929-33; resigned 1933; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1933-39. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died in Alexandria, Va., January 23, 1966 (age 81 years, 298 days). Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Timothy Regan Timothy Morgan Regan (1843-1919) — also known as Timothy Regan — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born near Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., November 14, 1843. Democrat. Mining business; lumberman; hotel proprietor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1904, 1908. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, October 7, 1919 (age 75 years, 327 days). Interment at Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Morgan Regan and Mary (Burke) Regan; married 1878 to Rose Charlotte Blackinger (1857-1942); father of Lt. John M. Regan (killed in World War I).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: History of Idaho (1920)
  John Campbell Rice (b. 1864) — also known as John C. Rice — of Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Cass County, Ill., January 27, 1864. Lawyer; banker; mayor of Caldwell, Idaho, 1901; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1916-22. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Interment at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert G. Rice and Mary Ann (Camp) Rice; married, October 2, 1895, to Maude M. Beshears.
James H. Richards James Heber Richards (1852-1936) — also known as James H. Richards — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, May 5, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; banker; district judge in Idaho 3rd District, 1895-96; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1899-1901; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1905. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1936 (age about 84 years). Interment somewhere in Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Richards and Clarissa (Allen) Richards; married, November 29, 1881, to Fannie Howe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Boise
  Charles Armington Robins (1884-1970) — also known as Charles A. Robins — of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Born in Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa, December 8, 1884. Republican. Physician; member of Idaho state senate, 1938-44; Governor of Idaho, 1947-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; American Medical Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died September 20, 1970 (age 85 years, 286 days). Interment at Lewis and Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Idaho.
  Henry Floyd Samuels (1869-1948) — also known as H. F. Samuels — of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho. Born in Washington County, Miss., April 4, 1869. Progressive. Lawyer; Shoshone County Attorney, 1898-1900; developed zinc, lead and silver mining in Idaho; built the Samuels Hotel in 1907; banker; candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1926. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1948 (age about 79 years). Interment at Sequim View Cemetery, Near Sequim, Clallam County, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Floyd Samuels and Isabelle (Jenkins) Samuels (died 1873); married, December 25, 1892, to Iona Snyder; married, February 27, 1905, to Ada Marie Jenkins (1876-1960); grandson of Henry Jenkins (1823?-?).
  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; Presidential Elector for Idaho, 1960. 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 (died 1955).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Grant Sawyer (1918-1996) — also known as F. Grant Sawyer — of Elko, Elko County, Nev. Born in Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, December 14, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Elko County District Attorney, 1950-58; Nevada Democratic state chair, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1956; Governor of Nevada, 1959-67; defeated, 1966. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; American Legion; Lions; Eagles. Died, of complications from a stroke, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., February 19, 1996 (age 77 years, 67 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Palm Memorial Park - Green Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Harry W. Sawyer and Bula (Cameron) Sawyer; married, August 1, 1946, to Bette Hoge.
  The Sawyer state office building, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Laird Shoup (1836-1904) — also known as George L. Shoup — of Colorado; Lemhi County, Idaho; Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pa., June 15, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; delegate to Colorado state constitutional convention, 1864; Lemhi County Treasurer; member of Idaho territorial House of Representatives, 1874; member Idaho territorial council, 1878; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho Territory, 1880; member of Republican National Committee from Idaho Territory, 1880-84, 1888-90; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1889-90; member of Republican National Committee from Idaho, 1890-92, 1896; Governor of Idaho, 1890; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1890-1901. Member, Freemasons. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, December 21, 1904 (age 68 years, 189 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Great-grandfather of Richard Gardner Shoup (1923-1995).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Everett Bailey Taylor (1899-1990) — also known as Everett B. Taylor — of Sun Valley, Blaine County, Idaho. Born in Montgomery County, Ohio, October 21, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; represented Travelers' Insurance, banks, and the Union Pacific Railroad; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1956, 1960. Member, American Legion; Psi Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Rotary. Died March 2, 1990 (age 90 years, 132 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Taylor and Myrtle E. (Bailey) Taylor; married, September 14, 1931, to Dorice E. Neiman.
  Warren Truitt (1849-1935) — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Born in Fayette, Greene County, Ill., 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1882; district judge in Alaska, 1892-96; member of Idaho state senate, 1906-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1908; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1914-15; appointed 1914. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1935 (age about 86 years). Interment at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Truitt and Cynthia (Carr) Truitt; married, February 28, 1888, to Kathryn Mayer (1860-1938).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Harrison Waigand (1900-1998) — also known as Ben H. Waigand — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1900. Democrat. Electrical engineer; inventor; refrigeration equipment dealer; mayor of Nampa, Idaho, 1939-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, May 6, 1998 (age 97 years, 302 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Charles Waigand (1854-1938) and Wilhelmina (Honig) Waigand (1854-1904); married, October 1, 1920, to Grace Woodward (1902-1930); married, July 17, 1931, to Jessie L. Harker (1908-1986); married 1986 to Maxine (Tapp) Davidson (1914-2011).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henson Wallace (1811-1879) — Born in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, July 19, 1811. Lawyer; member of Iowa territorial House of Representatives, 1838; member Iowa territorial council, 1842-43; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Iowa Territory, 1843; candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848; member of Washington territorial legislature, 1853; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1861; defeated, 1854; Governor of Washington Territory, 1861; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1863-64; appointed 1863; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1864; probate judge in Washington, 1870. Member, Freemasons. Died in Steilacoom, Pierce County, Wash., February 7, 1879 (age 67 years, 203 days). Interment at Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Steilacoom, Wash.
  Relatives: Brother of David Wallace; uncle of Lewis Wallace (1827-1905).
  Political family: Wallace family of Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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