Charles Benjamin Ross

Charles Benjamin Ross

Parma, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Death 31 Mar 1946 (aged 69)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Parma, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 9606749 · View Source
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Idaho Governor. After graduating from Portland Commercial College, he co-managed his father’s ranch and was active in many local civic affairs. He served as vice president of the Riverside Irrigation District (1900-05), was chairman of the board of the Canyon County commissioners (1915-21) and served as president of the Idaho Farm Board (1917-23). He also was Mayor of Pocatello Idaho (1922-30). In 1931, he was elected as a Democrat Idaho’s first native-born 15th Governor of Idaho, serving until 1937. During his terms, several new tax laws were enacted, including a mine, beer, kilowatt, and income tax, as well as, a tax on corporate stocks and bank fees. After losing the reelection a fifth term, he retired from public service and resumed farming until his death.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Benjamin Ross (27 Dec 1876–31 Mar 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9606749, citing Parma Cemetery, Parma, Canyon County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .