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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Idaho

in chronological order

  Caleb Lyon (1822-1875) — of Lyonsdale, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lyonsdale, Lewis County, N.Y., December 7, 1822. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1851; resigned 1851; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1851; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1853-55; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1864-66. In 1866, an audit revealed that he had embezzled $46,418 in federal funds intended for the Nez Perce Indians, but he was never convicted. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 8, 1875 (age 52 years, 275 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Caleb Lyon (1784?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Dexter Holbrook (1836-1870) — also known as Edward D. Holbrook — of Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho. Born in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, May 6, 1836. Lawyer; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1865-69. Censured by the House of Representatives in 1869 for use of unparliamentary language. Shot and mortally wounded by Charles H. Douglas, and died the next day, in Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho, June 18, 1870 (age 34 years, 43 days). Interment at Masonic Burial Ground, Idaho City, Idaho.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Glen Hearst Taylor (1904-1984) — also known as Glen H. Taylor — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., April 12, 1904. Country-western singer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1938; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1945-51; defeated, 1940 (Democratic), 1942 (Democratic), 1956 (Independent); arrested on May 1, 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama, for attempting to use a door reserved for Negroes, rather than the whites-only door; convicted in 1949 of disorderly conduct; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948. Member, United World Federalists. Died April 28, 1984 (age 80 years, 16 days). Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Pleasant John Taylor and Olive Oatman (Higgins) Taylor; married, March 31, 1931, to Dora Marie Pike.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  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
  Larry Edwin Craig (b. 1945) — also known as Larry Craig — of Midvale, Washington County, Idaho; Payette, Payette County, Idaho. Born in Council, Adams County, Idaho, July 20, 1945. Republican. Member of Idaho state senate, 1975-81; U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1981-91; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1991-2009. Methodist. Member, National Rifle Association. Arrested for soliciting sex in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, June 11, 2007; charged with disorderly conduct; pleaded guilty, and was fined. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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