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 Clarence Alfred Bottolfsen

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Clarence Alfred Bottolfsen

Birth
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 18 Jul 1964 (aged 72)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Arco, Butte County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 9606762 View Source
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Idaho Governor. After attending at National Business College Minnesota, he moved to Arco, Idaho, in 1910 and was owner-publisher of the Arco Advisor. During World War I, he served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. After the war, he resumed his newspaper interests, was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, (1921-23, 27, 29-30) and was chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, (1936-38). In 1939, he was elected as a Republican the 17th Governor of Idaho, serving until 1941 and was reelected as the 19th Governor of Idaho, serving (1943-45). After leaving office, he was co-director of the Interim Committee on Reorganization of State Government, was chief clerk of the Idaho House of Representatives, (1949-57) and was a member of the Idaho State Senate, (1958, 60). He died from emphysema at age 72.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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