|Name||William E. Borah|
Boise, Idaho , United States
|| June 29, 1865
|Died||January 19, 1940
Jun 27, 2015 09:11pm
|Info||Senator from Idaho; born on a farm near Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill., June 29, 1865; attended the common schools of Wayne County and Southern Illinois Academy at Enfield; attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence until 1889; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Lyons, Kans.; moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1891 and practiced law; unsuccessful candidate on the Silver Republican ticket for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1903 |
U.S. Senator (R-ID) 1907-1940 (died in office). Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses), chairman, Committee on Indian Depredations (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses)
Candidate for Republican nomination for US President, 1936.
Died in Washington, D.C, on January 19, 1940; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.