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William Edgar Borah
Birth: Jun. 29, 1865
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1940
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Isolationist Senator from Idaho. Senator Borah was elected to 6 terms in the U.S. Senate and died of a stroke while still in office. One of only 16 'progressives' in the Senate at the time of his death, he was a noted 'Isolationist'. Offered the Vice-Presidential nomination by Calvin Coolidge, he declined. Senator Borah lost his own bid for the the Republican Presidential nomination in 1936 with newspaperman Frank Gannette as his running mate. Dem. F.D.R. was eventually elected President. (bio by: Christopher Carlton) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Nathan Borah (1818 - 1910)
  Eliza West Borah (1829 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Mamie McConnell Borah (1870 - 1976)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Alice Borah Crews (1847 - 1936)*
  William Edgar Borah (1865 - 1940)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: stroke
 
Burial:
Morris Hill Cemetery
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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William Edgar Borah
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