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 Moses Alexander

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Moses Alexander

Birth
Obrigheim, Landkreis Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 4 Jan 1932 (aged 78)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Plot Beth Israel Section 5-5
Memorial ID 7250906 View Source
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Idaho Governor. He served as Governor of Idaho from 1915 to 1919. When he was elected in 1914, he became the first Jewish governor in the United States. He went on to earn a reputation for wit, eloquence, and progressiveness. He was elected Governor of Idaho twice, and also elected Mayor of Boise, Idaho twice. As governor, he started the state highway system, workers' compensation and the State Insurance Commission. He led the way for statewide prohibition in 1916.

Bio by: David M. Habben


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 10 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7250906
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7250906/moses-alexander : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Alexander (13 Nov 1853–4 Jan 1932), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7250906, citing Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .