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DON H. BARK
Don H. Bark, who has charge of the irrigation investigation branch of the United States Government work in Idaho, has for years devoted his activities to the study of the soil, irrigation and climatic conditions throughout the west, and through his signal services in aiding in the development and cultivation of great stretches of land in various states, has gained a reputation as an authority on irrigation that reaches all over this part of the country. Like many successful western men, Mr. Bark has been the architect of his own fortunes, as he was compelled to work his way partly through school and had but little capital when he started upon his life work. Untiring energy, constant perseverance and close observance of all that pertained to his vocation have been the price which he has paid for his present position, a position in which the benefits derived from his activities can hardly be estimated. Mr. Bark was born July 7, 1881, at Hinckley, Illinois, and is a son of George F. and Florence (Patterson) Bark. His grandfather, George Bark, settled in Illinois as a pioneer, and George F. Bark is still a resident of Hickley, as is also his wife. She was born in New Jersey and located in Illinois shortly prior to her marriage. Five children were born to George F. and Florence (Patterson) Bark, Don H. being the oldest.

Don H. Bark received his early education in the public schools of "Hinckley and the Sandwich high school, where he was graduated in 1898. At that time he became a student in the Valparaiso (Indiana) University, from which he was graduated in 1901, after which he taught school for one year. He came west in 1902, and from the fall of that year to the fall of 1904 was engaged in irrigation work at Denver, Colorado Springs and Gunnison, Colorado. He removed at that time to Seattle, Washington, and became a clerk in a government office, Bureau of Animal Industry, but in the spring of 1906, left Seattle to locate in Twin Falls, Idaho, there accepting a position as irrigation expert with the Twin Falls Land and Water Company, remaining from the spring of 1906 to the spring of 1907. He then accepted a position as irrigation expert for the Wyoming Central Irrigation Company, at Riverton, Wyoming.

In the spring of 1908 he entered the government service, being given charge of the irrigation investigation work of the government in the state of Kansas, and there continued until the fall of 1908, when he was transferred to Washington, D. C., leaving that city of Idaho in April, 1909. Coming directly to Boise, he was given charge of the Irrigation investigation work for the government in the state of Idaho, and established an office, his work being largely confined to the study of local soil conditions and the proper amount of irrigation water necessary to produce the desired results. He is the author of a report on "Duty of Water in Idaho," which was published during 1911, and which is considered an authority on the subject. He is the owner of two farms in Lincoln County, although these are leased. His offices are located at No. 439 and 440 Yates Building. Fraternally, Mr. Bark is connected with the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

On June 2, 1903, Mr. Bark was married at Chicago, Illinois, to Miss Katherine Turner, a native of Indiana, and daughter of Alexander Turner. One daughter, Florence, was born to this union, February 5, 1911, in Boise.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

THOMAS WARREN BENNETT
BENNETT, Thomas Warren, a Delegate from the Territory of Idaho; born in Union County, Ind., February 16, 1831; attended the common schools and was graduated from the law department of the Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University in July 1854; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Liberty, Union County, Ind.; elected a member of the State senate in 1858 and resigned in 1861, upon the outbreak of the Civil War, to enter the Union Army; was commissioned a captain in the Fifteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in April 1861; became major of the Thirty-sixth Regiment in September 1861; colonel of the Sixty-ninth Regiment in August 1862 and was appointed brigadier general in March 1865; returned to Richmond, Ind.; again elected a member of the State senate, in October 1865, and served until March 1867; mayor of the city of Richmond, Ind., in 1869 and 1870; in September 1871 was appointed Governor of the Territory of Idaho by President Grant and served until December 4, 1875, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; presented credentials as an Independent Member-elect to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1875, to June 23, 1876, when he was succeeded by Stephen S. Fenn, who contested his election; was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of law in Richmond, Ind.; again served as city mayor 1877-1883 and 1885-1887; died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., February 2, 1893; interment in Earlham Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present.
Contributed by A. Newell

SAMUEL E. BLAINE
One of Boise's eminently successful young lawyers is Samuel E. Blaine, who since 1904 has been associated with the bar of this city. Mr. Blaine is a native of Wisconsin and his substantial talents are accompanied by sterling traits of character that are his birthright as a descendant of sturdy Scotch and vigorous Norwegian families. His father, Samuel E. Blaine, was born in Scotland, but in early childhood came to the United States, where he became a farmer and stockraiser, specializing in the breeding of fine horses. He was one of the estimable residents of Grant county, Wisconsin, and furthermore gave noble service to his adopted country by his service in the Mexican war. Mrs. James F. Blaine was in her girlhood. Miss Elizabeth Johnson, a native of Christiana, Norway, where she was born in 1832. As a child she had come to America with her father, John Johnson, who became a Wisconsin pioneer. In that state she was married and there she and her husband lived until the close of their lives in 1904 and 1888 respectively. Their home at Montfort, in Grant county, was the birthplace of their son, Samuel E. Blaine, whose natal day was July 24, 1878.

After his preliminary education in the public schools. Samuel E. Blaine entered Valparaiso University, where in 1901 he received the degree of Bachelor of Science and in 1903 that of Bachelor of Laws.

After passing his bar examinations with distinction, Mr. Blaine began the practice of the legal profession. In 1903 choosing as his location the city of Boise, Samuel Blaine came to the live country that is yet teeming with brilliant opportunities. In partnership with Judge K. I. Perky, he opened his law business here. After four years of joint practice, the relation was dissolved and Mr. Blaine began his independent practice. He has since that time been sought as counsel in many important cases and his legal work has assumed very gratifying proportions. Mr. Blaine is very serious in his attitude toward his profession and has allowed few outside interests to obtrude themselves upon his time and thought. Though not an office-seeker, he is possessed of a keen insight into political affairs and has always given consistent support to the theories and the nominees of the Republican party.

The marriage of Mr. Blaine occurred on May 20, 1908. at Boise. Mrs. Blaine was formerly Miss Ruth D. Rose. She is a daughter of J. R. and Mary C. Rose, natives of Iowa and residents of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Blaine are the parents of one child, James W. Blaine. They are supporters of the Congregational church, of which Mrs. Blaine is a member.

Mr. Blaine is a typical Boise citizen. He is interested in athletic recreations, particularly tennis and baseball. He ranks high in his profession and his professional library is most extensive and of exceptionally valuable selection. His ranch property of 400 acres and his other valuable real estate holdings indicate a degree of prosperity that speaks well for his efficiency in his chosen work and in the investing of his income.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

WILLIAM EDGAR BORAH
Senate Years of Service:  1907-1940
Party:  Republican
BORAH, William Edgar, a Senator from Idaho; born on a farm near Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill., June 29, 1865; attended the common schools of Wayne County and Southern Illinois Academy at Enfield; attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence until 1889; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Lyons, Kans.; moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1891 and practiced law; unsuccessful candidate on the Silver Republican ticket for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1903; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1907; re-elected in 1913, 1918, 1924, 1930, and again in 1936, and served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 1940; chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Indian Depredations (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1936; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present.
Contributed by A. Newell

W. FRED BOSSNER
Of a progressive turn of mind W. Fred Bossner, of Boise, Idaho, was among the first men in the state to perceive the great future and usefulness of the moving picture show. He is the proprietor of the New Boz Theatre in Boise, which is the finest moving picture theatre in the state. Through Mr. Bossner’s efforts this theatre has become a valuable educational institution for it has been his ambition to make it of real service to the public as well as to afford amusement. Mr. Bossner is prominent in business circles in Boise, being of an active, energetic disposition, and keenly interested in the progress of the city and of the state.

W. Fred Bossner was born on the 28th of September, 1874, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Charles S. Bossner, was a native of Germany. He settled in Pennsylvania, coming as a child to America, and became a successful iron manufacturer. When the Civil war broke out, although only a lad of eighteen, he enlisted as a drummer boy in the Seventh New York Infantry, and served until the end of the war. He died in 1892. Catherine Stultz, a native of Pennsylvania, became the wife of Charles S. Bossner and she is now living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

W. Fred Bossner received a good elementary education, attending the public schools in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and later the high school at Beliefonte, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated with the class of 1892. After leaving the schoolroom Mr. Bossner learned railroad telegraphy and practiced this profession for some time. He was later advanced to the post of train dispatcher for the Pennsylvania Railroad and held the same position with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad until he came west. He made this move in 1903 and at first settled in no one spot, but traveled throughout the Northwest Territory looking for a place where it would suit him to live. He finally located in Ogden, Utah, and became a reporter on the staff of the Ogden Examiner. He made a success as a newspaper man and upon leaving the Examiner became a member of the staff of the Salt Lake Herald. He remained with the latter newspaper until January, 1909, when he came to Boise, Idaho.

Upon his arrival in the city, which has since been his home, he embarked in the theatrical business, as owner and manager of the Boz Theatre and in 1910 he erected a new building which is known as the New Boz Theatre and this theatre is exclusively given over to motion pictures and, as has been mentioned, is the leading theatre of the kind in the state. Mr. Bossner has spared no expense, not only in securing the finest films, but also in making the interior of the theatre as attractive and convenient as possible. He displays only high class pictures and consequently has built up a decidedly high grade of patronage among people of discriminating taste.

Mr. Bossner is the owner of valuable oil lands in the state and his interest in the business world of Boise is shown by his membership in the Boise Commercial Club. In politics Mr. Bossner has always taken a keen interest, and during his residence in Ogden, he was prominently identified with the affairs of his party. As chairman of the Democratic city central committee, he was one of the influential members of that party in the state. He votes the Democratic ticket in national elections but prefers to vote independently in local matters. Mr. Bossner is a thorough sportsman and is the president of the Boise base ball team.

He still retains his membership in the Railroad Telegraphers Society and his interest in newspaper affairs is shown by his membership in the Boise Press' Club. He is president of the latter association and was also president of the Ogden Press Club during his residence in the latter city. Mr. Bossner married Miss Laura M. Bale in June, 1898. Mrs. Bossner, who is a native of Pennsylvania, is as fond of the out of doors as is her husband and often accompanies him on his hunting and fishing- trips. Mr. Bossner is prominently identified with the Masonic order of the state and also holds membership in the Loyal Order of Moose.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
CLARENCE A. BOTTOLFSEN
A native of Superior, Wisconsin, C. A. Bottolfsen moved to Whitehall, Wisconsin in 1898 and to Fessenden, North Dakota in 1900. There he became a typesetter for the local newspaper in 1908. When the publisher acquired a newspaper in Arco, he was sent out in 1910 as manager for the Arco Advertiser. Eventually purchasing the Advertiser, he continued as publisher until 1949. Two years after arriving in Arco, he married Elizabeth Hanna, August 27, 1912.

Entering the United States Army on June 27, 1918, he continued on active service for four months after the Armistice until he was discharged in March 1919. After the war he took a leading part in the organization of the American Legion, serving as State Commander in 1934. Aside from political office, he served as president of the Idaho Editorial Association in 1929, and as parliamentarian for the National Education Association for seventeen years. He also was a member of the Arco Chamber of Commerce, a Rotarian, a Lutheran, and a Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge.

In politics, he was elected to the legislature from Butte County in 1920, 1922, 1928, and 1930, and served as speaker of the house in 1931-32. In 1925, 1927, 1949, 1951, and 1957, he held office as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. A leader of the progressive Republicans, he was chosen for a term as Republican State Chairman in 1936 and 1937. After four years as editor of the Blackfoot Daily Bulletin (1934-1938), he was elected governor in 1938 and 1942. In 1940 he ran unsuccessfully for reelection as governor, and 1944 he was Republican candidate for United States Senate.

Active in the preparation of the report of the 1949 Interim Committee on Reorganization of State Government after he retired from the newspaper business, he went to Washington, D.C., as Deputy Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate. Then in 1955 and 1956 he became secretary for Senator Herman Welker. Returning to Arco, he was elected to the Idaho State Senate in 1958 and 1960. Ill health led him to decline to run for reelection in 1962.

Source: Idaho.gov
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis

REV. WILLIAM HOWARD BOWLER
Though a period of five years following his attendance at school was occupied in an apprenticeship and work in the drug business, those years were in part given over to theological studies, so that Rev. William Howard Bowler may be said to have given his entire life thus far to the ministry and his preparation for the work of the church. He has been identified with the work of the Baptist church in various capacities since 1893 in Idaho, and since 1907 he has been state superintendent of missions in Idaho. In 1909 his headquarters were located at Boise, where they have since been maintained. Rev. Bowler's work throughout the state has been of a high order, and the influence which he has shed abroad has borne abundant fruit in the passing years.

William Howard Bowler was born in Seward County, Nebraska, on September 5, 1871, and is the son of Edwin and Carrie (Holden) Bowler, both natives of England. They came to America in 1859 and settled in Seward County, Nebraska, of which district they were pioneer settlers. There the senior Bowler carried on an agricultural business, but he gained some prominence in the community as a lay preacher in the Baptist Church, and he was always active and effective in all work connected with the church. He came to Idaho in 1897 and died at Shoshone, this state, two years later, being but forty-three years old when death summoned him. The mother yet survives, and is a resident of Boise and nine children were born to this couple, of which number eight are living.

Rev. William Howard Bowler is the second child of his parents. He was educated in the grade and high schools of Nebraska, being graduated from the high school of his native town with the class of 1887. Soon thereafter he was apprentice to the drug business, and for five years he continued in that work. These years, however, were not wholly given over to his labors in that line, for the youth was a constant student of theological works and such branches as would fit him for the ministry, in which he had early decided to enter. In 1892 he felt himself sufficiently prepared for a beginning in his life-work and his first work was done in that year as county secretary of the Nebraska Gospel Union. He was engaged in work of this nature in the state for about a year, and in the following year, 1893, removed to Bellevue, Idaho, remaining in the service of the church for five years. He then located at Shoshone and as state missionary he continued his activities until 1907, in which year he became state superintendent of missions, a position which gives him a particularly wide field of action, embracing as it does all departments of work in the Baptist Church.

In 1909 he became established in Boise, this city representing his headquarters, and he is well known and highly esteemed in the city which represents his home. He was president of the State Sunday-School Association from 1905 to 1913, a position in which he gave further evidence of his fitness for work of this nature, and he has done much to advance the cause of the church in Idaho during the years of his connection with the same.

On April 4, 1911, Mr. Bowler was united in marriage at Weiser, Idaho, to Miss Elma Fulkerson, the daughter of W. W. Fulkerson, a native Nebraskan. He also is active and prominent in church work, and is field secretary of the Baptist Young People’s Union of Idaho.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

JAMES HENRY BRADY
Senate Years of Service:  1913-1918
Party:  Republican
BRADY, James Henry, a Senator from Idaho; born in Indiana County, Pa., June 12, 1862; moved with his parents to Johnson County, Kans., in 1865; attended the public schools and Leavenworth Normal College; taught school; edited a newspaper in Enterprise, Kans.; engaged in the real estate business at Abilene, Kans.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1890 and engaged in the sale of Texas lands; moved to Idaho in 1895 and became interested in the development of water power and in irrigation projects; chairman of the Republican State central committee 1904-1908; president of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress; vice president of the National Irrigation Congress 1904-1906; Governor of Idaho 1909-1911; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 24, 1913, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn; re-elected in 1914; and served from February 6, 1913, until his death in Washington D.C., January 13, 1918; chairman, Committee on National Banks (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Disposition of Useless Executive Papers (Sixty-fifth Congress); was cremated and the ashes deposited in the James H. Brady Memorial Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present.
Contributed by A. Newell

NEWTON EUGENE BRASIE
The personnel of the legal profession in Idaho is made up principally of young men, with an exceptionally large percentage of university graduates. Full of the vigor of young manhood, ambitious and energetic, many of them like the state to which they have come, have but entered upon their career and are now trying out their merit. Newton Eugene Brasie, of Boise, has passed his first decade as a lawyer and has displayed that aptitude and ability in his chosen profession that have given him a standing among the leaders of the Boise bar. He is a product of the Middle West, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 6, 1876, a son of W. Worth Brasie and Susan (Weeks) Brasie. The father, a native of Florida, was for many years a prominent insurance man at Minneapolis, Minnesota, but since 1884 has been retired and has resided in Denver, Colorado. The mother was born in Maine and she too is still living. Newton Eugene is their only child. He was educated in Denver schools and University of Virginia, graduating in law from that institution in 1902. He began the practice of his profession at Wray, Colorado, and shortly afterward was appointed county attorney of Yuma County, Colorado, serving three terms of one year each in that office.

In 1906 he was the Democratic candidate for district judge of thirteenth judicial district of Colorado but as that district was overwhelmingly Republican in political strength he was defeated. Casting his fortunes with Idaho on July 1, 1907, a stranger, in the five years that have passed since then he has become established in a successful and very satisfactory general practice of law and has attained a standing at the fore among the best legal talent of Boise. His offices in the Idaho building are in accord with the flourishing business he is enjoying. Friends are a valuable asset in life and Mr. Brasie has the happy faculty of making them, his amiable disposition and genial ways making him an agreeable associate, whether in business or social relations. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Masonic order and with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He has filled all the offices of his local lodge of the latter order and served as a delegate to the grand lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Portland. Oregon, in 1911.

Mrs. Brasie was Miss Jane Perkins before her marriage, a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a daughter of Joseph Perkins, now deceased, who was a captain in the Confederate army during the Civil war and fought in several of the most important battles. He was taken prisoner at one time, and after the war became a prominent planter in Virginia. The mother of Mrs. Brasie was Sarah Elise Maupin as a maiden and is still living on the old plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

C. O. BREACH
Fortunate indeed are those who either through their own efforts or through a happy combination of circumstances, succeed in finding and following the path for which Nature, in generous endowment, intended them. It is' distressing to remember how many there are in this wide world who never discover their proper groove, and whose hampered life gives no opportunity for either development or happiness. Perhaps no sterner discipline comes than where great musical talent is present, and, with other interests paramount, must be suppressed and the best and noblest aspirations of the individual turned into other channels, from a sense of duty. It is difficult, however, to chain genius, and sometimes in its later flowering it is more perfect on account of the disciplinary soil which covered and ripened it. These thoughts come when considering the leading events in the life of one of the distinguished citizens of Boise, Prof. C. O. Breach, who founded the Breach School of Music at Boise, and who has charge of the department of orchestral and band music in the Boise Conservatory of Music.

C. O. Breach was born in Hastings, England, October 3, 1869, and is a son of Commodore Charles and Anna Eliza (Overton) Breach. In yachting circles, especially in England, there are few names better known than Commodore Charles Breach, who is one of the few living men who witnessed the fight between the Alabama and the Kearsarge, in 1864, during the Civil war in the United States. For a number of years Commodore Breach was in military life in England but for a protracted period has been a resident of Boise, where he has invested heavily and successfully in real estate. He was married in England, to Anna Eliza Overton, who was born in Scotland and died at Boise, in 1907, when aged sixty five years. Two children were born to this marriage: C. O. and Mrs. Augustus Wade, who is the wife of the chief of the Indian department for the Dominion government, at Ottawa, Canada.

C. O. Breach was liberally educated, pursuing his studies at Beaudoir College, England, and although his musical talents were remarked in youth, he was destined for the career of attorney and barrister, one of extreme respectability and usually with satisfactory emoluments. Before attempting to practice he saw much of his own country and the Continent, traveling through England, France and Germany, in each country particularly enjoying its music but suppressing his own ambitions. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean he located at Winnipeg, Canada, and there endeavored to gain a foothold in the practice of law. Undoubtedly, in the light of his subsequent success in music, his whole heart was not given to the profession he had learned, its concrete facts and dry details in no way nourishing a temperament in which music was so vital a factor.

It was at Winnipeg he made his decision to devote his life to music but prior to entering into this line in a professional way he enlisted in the British army in Canada, was with the Gordon relief expedition, and remained there for two years. At present Canada offers many opportunities not open in former years and not in any way available to Mr. Breach, and therefore he returned to the United States and in the city of New York placed himself under the instruction of Prof. Carlo Torriani as a student in music and so rapid was his progress that shortly afterward he became his preceptor's musical director in the preparation of musical productions on the stage. Prof. Breach was the first director to stage the exceedingly popular musical comedy-operetta, "Wang," which he subsequently took on the road and under different managers continued with that production for four years. He then became a member of Theodore Thomas' Orchestra, and continued with that remarkable combination of musical talent at Chicago for two years.

For two more years he was engaged by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and in 1898 came from there to Boise, this removal being in order to benefit his wife, whose health at that time was delicate. He soon found a hearty welcome from the musical world and Boise has many connoisseurs in music. He became a leader and an authority on music in this city and as orchestra leader at the Phinney Theater and leader of the Singer Turnverein, became widely known. For eight years he was leader of the First Philharmonic Society and for the past two years has been with the Boise Symphony Orchestra. He has done much to raise musical standards here and has trained many musicians in band and orchestral music, and the school of music which he established is prospering with a present enrollment of one hundred active pupils.

At Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 4. 1889, Prof. Breach was married to Miss Marie Louise MacDonnell, and they have five children, namely: John C, who was born December 25, 1891, at Minneapolis, is a high school graduate and is with the Idaho Oregon Power Company; Eunice, who was born in April, 1892, is an actress; Cecil, who was born August 10, 1893, has also adopted the profession of an actress; Anna, who was born July 26, 1895, is a high school student; and Roderick, who was born in 1903, at Boise, attends the public schools.

Prof. Breach and family are members of the Episcopal Church and he was for two years secretary of the board of vestrymen. In his political views he has long been identified with the Republican Party, while his fraternal and social connections include the order of Eagles, the order of the Moose, the Yeomen and the Turners' Verein.

[HISTORY OF IDAHO VOLUME II; BY HIRAM T. FRENCH, M. S.; Publ. 1914; Transcribed and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

HAMER HAROLD BUDGE
BUDGE, Hamer Harold, a Representative from Idaho; born in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, November 21, 1910; attended the public schools of Boise, Idaho, and the College of Idaho at Caldwell 1928-1930; graduated from Stanford University in 1933; graduated from the law school of the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1936; lawyer, private practice; member of the Idaho state house of representatives, 1939-1941, and 1949; United States Navy, 1942-1945; United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; judge of the Third Judicial District of Idaho, 1961-1964; appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission by President Johnson in 1964, became chairman in 1969, and served until his resignation, January 2, 1971; president, mutual funds group in Minneapolis, Minn., until 1978; died on July 22, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; interment in Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
Source:  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present.
Contributed by A. Newell








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