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Idaho: Governors

Governors of Idaho, 1890-2021 (May be incomplete!)
George L. Shoup 1890 Norman B. Willey 1890-93 William J. McConnell 1893-97 Frank Steunenberg 1897-1901 Frank W. Hunt 1901-03 John T. Morrison 1903-05 Frank R. Gooding 1905-09 James H. Brady 1909-11 James H. Hawley 1911-13 John M. Haines 1913-15 Moses Alexander 1915-19 D. W. Davis 1919-23 Charles Calvin Moore 1923-27 H. Clarence Baldridge 1927-31 C. Ben Ross 1931-37 Barzilla W. Clark 1937-39 C. A. Bottolfsen 1939-41 Chase A. Clark 1941-43 C. A. Bottolfsen 1943-45 Charles C. Gossett 1945 Arnold Williams 1945-47 Charles A. Robins 1947-51 Len B. Jordan 1951-55 Robert E. Smylie 1955-67 Don W. Samuelson 1967-71 Cecil D. Andrus 1971-77 John V. Evans 1977-87 Cecil D. Andrus 1987-95 Philip E. Batt 1995-99 Dirk Kempthorne 1999-2006 James E. Risch 2006 Butch Otter 2007-19 Brad Little 2019-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1892 Nov 8: William J. McConnell (Rep), elected; John M. Burke (Dem), defeated; Abraham J. Crook (People's), defeated; Joseph A. Clark (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: William J. McConnell (Rep), elected; James W. Ballantine (People's), defeated; Edward A. Stevenson (Dem), defeated; Henry C. McFarland (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1896 Nov 3: Frank Steunenberg (Dem), elected; David H. Budlong (Rep), defeated; Moses F. Fowler (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Frank Steunenberg (Dem), elected; A. B. Moss (Rep), defeated; James H. Anderson (People's), defeated; Mary C. Johnson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1900 Nov 6: Frank W. Hunt (Dem), elected; Drew W. Standrod (Rep), defeated; Silas Luttrell (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1902 Nov 4: John T. Morrison (Rep), elected; Frank W. Hunt (Dem), defeated; August M. Slatey (Socialist), defeated; Albert E. Gipson (Prohibition), defeated; DeForest Andrews (People's), defeated.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Frank R. Gooding (Rep), elected; Henry Heitfeld (Dem), defeated; Theodore B. Shaw (Socialist), defeated; Edwin R. Headley (Prohibition), defeated; T. W. Bartley (People's), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Frank R. Gooding (Rep), elected; Charles O. Stockslager (Dem), defeated; Thomas F. Kelley (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1908 Nov 3: James H. Brady (Rep), elected; Moses Alexander (Dem), defeated; Ernest Untermann (Socialist), defeated; William C. Stalker (Prohibition), defeated; E. W. Johnson (Ind), defeated.
  • 1910 Nov 8: James H. Hawley (Dem), elected; James H. Brady (Rep), defeated; Sidney W. Motley (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: John M. Haines (Rep), elected; James H. Hawley (Dem), defeated; Guy H. Martin (Progressive), defeated; L. A. Coblentz (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Moses Alexander (Dem), elected; John M. Haines (Rep), defeated; Hugh E. McElroy (Progressive), defeated; L. A. Coblentz (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Moses Alexander (Dem), elected; D. W. Davis (Rep), defeated; Annie E. Triplow (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: D. W. Davis (Rep), elected; H. F. Samuels (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: D. W. Davis (Rep), elected; Ted A. Walters (Dem), defeated; Sherman D. Fairchild (Ind), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Charles Calvin Moore (Rep), elected; H. F. Samuels (Progressive), defeated; Moses Alexander (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Charles Calvin Moore (Rep), elected; H. F. Samuels (Progressive), defeated; Albertus LeRoy Freehafer (Dem), defeated; Dennis J. O'Mahoney (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: H. Clarence Baldridge (Rep), elected; W. Scott Hall (Progressive), defeated; Asher B. Wilson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: H. Clarence Baldridge (Rep), elected; C. Ben Ross (Dem), defeated; Thomas J. Coonrod (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: C. Ben Ross (Dem), elected; John McMurray (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: C. Ben Ross (Dem), elected; Byron Defenbach (Rep), defeated; W. L. Steward (Liberty), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: C. Ben Ross (Dem), elected; Frank L. Stephan (Rep), defeated; Allen F. Adams (Socialist), defeated; T. H. Darrow (Ind), defeated.
  • 1936: Bert H. Miller (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Barzilla W. Clark (Dem), elected; Frank L. Stephan (Rep), defeated; V. A. Verhei (Union), defeated.
  • 1940: Chase A. Clark, elected.
  • 1944 Nov 7: William H. Detweiler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 17: Charles C. Gossett, resigned.
  • 1948: Reilly Atkinson, Sr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1962: Vernon K. Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1966: Charles Herndon (Dem), candidate, but died before the election; Cecil D. Andrus (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970: Don W. Samuelson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Aug 8: Butch Otter (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 May 24: Larry Echo Hawk (Dem), nominated; Ron Beitelspacher (Dem), defeated in primary; David W. Shepherd (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 May 24: Philip E. Batt (Rep), nominated; Larry Eastland (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles L. Winder (Rep), defeated in primary; Doug Dorn (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Philip E. Batt (Rep), elected; Larry Echo Hawk (Dem), defeated; Ronald D. Rankin (Ind), defeated; Steven Pallesen, defeated.
  • 2002: Jerry Brady (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002 May 28: Walter L. Bayes (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2006: Jerry Brady (Dem), defeated.
  • 2006 May 23: Lee Chaney (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2006 May 23: Butch Otter (Rep), nominated; Walter L. Bayes (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Marvin Thomas Richardson (Constitution), defeated; Butch Otter (Rep), elected; Ted Dunlap (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010 May 25: Keith G. Allred (Dem), nominated; Lee Chaney (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 May 25: Butch Otter (Rep), nominated; Rex Rammell (Rep), defeated in primary; Sharon Ullman (Rep), defeated in primary; Pete Peterson (Rep), defeated in primary; Walter L. Bayes (Rep), defeated in primary; Tamara Wells (Rep), defeated in primary; Fred Nichols (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Butch Otter (Rep), elected; Keith G. Allred (Dem), defeated; Jana M. Kemp (Ind), defeated; Ted Dunlap (Libertarian), defeated; Marvin Thomas Richardson, defeated.
  • 2014 May 20: A. J. Balukoff (Dem), nominated; Terry Kerr (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2014 May 20: Butch Otter (Rep), nominated; Russ Fulcher (Rep), defeated in primary; Harley Brown (Rep), defeated in primary; Walter L. Bayes (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Butch Otter (Rep), elected; A. J. Balukoff (Dem), defeated; John Bujak (Libertarian), defeated; Jill Humble (Ind), defeated; Steve Pankey (Constitution), defeated; Marvin Thomas Richardson, defeated.
  • 2018 May 15: Paulette E. Jordan (Dem), nominated; A. J. Balukoff (Dem), defeated in primary; Peter Dill (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 May 15: Brad Little (Rep), nominated; Raul Labrador (Rep), defeated in primary; Tommy Ahlquist (Rep), defeated in primary; Lisa Marie (Rep), defeated in primary; Steve Pankey (Rep), defeated in primary; Harley Brown (Rep), defeated in primary; Dalton Cannady (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Nov 6: Brad Little (Rep), elected; Paulette E. Jordan (Dem), defeated; Bev Boeck (Libertarian), defeated; Walter L. Bayes (Constitution), defeated; Lisa Marie (Wet Independent), defeated.
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