William Edgar Borah

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William Edgar Borah

Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Jan 1940 (aged 74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 114 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edgar Borah (29 Jun 1865–19 Jan 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 114, citing Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .