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 James Henry Hawley

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James Henry Hawley

  • Birth 17 Jan 1847 Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 3 Aug 1929 Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Plot St. John's Section 4-324
  • Memorial ID 7255776

Idaho Governor, Boise Mayor. Reaching Idaho in 1862 s a 15 year old miner seeking to make his fortune in the gold rush, he went on to become the state's most prominent lawyer and had a reputation to have tried more murder cases than any attorney in the country. He was mayor of Boise, Governor of Idaho, and ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate. His administration as Governor from 1911 until 1913 established highway districts, the state Board of Education, and a banking law.

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  • Originally Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 12 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7255776
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Hawley (17 Jan 1847–3 Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7255776, citing Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .