Frank Steunenberg

Frank Steunenberg

Birth
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Dec 1905 (aged 44)
Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Burial Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 6570925 · View Source
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Idaho Governor. In 1896 he won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Idaho by endorsing "fusion" with the Populist ticket, then went on to win the governorship by the biggest landslide in Idaho's history. When labor violence erupted in northern Idaho in 1899, Governor Steunenberg took a tough stance. He declared martial law and asked President William McKinley to send federal troops, leading to the arrest of hundreds of union activists. He returned to his home in Caldwell, Idaho on December 30, 1905, pulled a wooden slide that opened the gate to his side door, and triggering a bomb that exploded, mortally wounding. Within an hour, he was dead. Governor Steunenberg's assassination was found to be in retaliation for his strong anti-union measures.

Bio by: David M. Habben



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  • Added: 2 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6570925
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Steunenberg (8 Aug 1861–30 Dec 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6570925, citing Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .