About

   
   
   
   
   

Capital: Boise

State Nickname: Gem State

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

State Flower: Syringa

Admitted to the Union: July 3, 1890

Governors

October 1, 1890 to December 19, 1890:

George L. Shoup

December 19, 1890 to January 1, 1893:

N. B. Willey

January 1, 1893 to January 4, 1897:

William McConnell

January 4, 1897 to January 7, 1901:

Frank Steunenberg

January 7, 1901 to January 5, 1903:

Frank W. Hunt

January 5, 1903 to January 2, 1905:

John T. Morrison

January 2, 1905 to January 4, 1909:

Frank R. Gooding

January 4, 1909 to January 2, 1911:

James H. Brady

January 2, 1911 to January 6, 1913:

James H. Hawley

January 6, 1913 to January 4, 1915:

John M. Haines

January 4, 1915 to January 6, 1919:

Moses Alexander

January 6, 1919 to January 1, 1923:

David W. Davis

January 1, 1923 to January 3, 1927:

Charles C. Moore

January 3, 1927 to January 5, 1931:

H. Clarence Bladridge

January 5, 1931 to January 4, 1937:

c. Ben Ross

January 4, 1937 to January 2, 1939:

Brazilla W. Clark

January 2, 1939 to January 6, 1941:

Clarence A. Bottolfsen

January 6, 1941 to January 4, 1943:

Chase A. Clark

January 4, 1943 to January 1, 1945:

Clarence A. Bottolfsen

January 1, 1945 to November 17, 1945:

Charles C. Gossett

November 17, 1945 to January 6, 1947:

Arnold Williams

January 6, 1947 to January 1, 1951:

Charles A. Robins

January 1, 1951 to January 3, 1955:

Lee B. Jordan

January 3, 1955 to January 2, 1967:

Robert E. Smylie

January 2, 1967 to January 4, 1971:

Don Samuelson

January 4, 1971 to January 24, 1977:

Cecil D. Andrus

January 24, 1977 to January 5, 1987:

John V. Evans

Janyuary 5, 1987 to January 2, 1995:

Cecil D. Andrus

January 2, 1995 to 1999:

Philip E. Batt

January 4, 1999 to May 26, 2006

Dirk Kempthorne
* Resigned office

May 26, 2006 to January 1, 2007

Jim Risch

January 1, 2007 --

Clement Leroy Otter

 
Senators - Class II

December 18, 1890 – March 3, 1901

George Laird Shoup

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1897
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907

Fred Thomas Dubois

March 4, 1907 – January 19, 1940

William Edgar Borah

June 30, 1928 – March 3, 1933
November 5, 1940 – November 10, 1945

John W. Thomas * Died in office

November 17, 1945 – November 6, 1946

Charles Clinton Gossett

November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1949

Henry Clarence Dworshak

January 3, 1949 – October 8, 1949

Bert Henry Miller * Died in office

October 14, 1949 – July 23, 1962

Henry Clarence Dworshak

August 6, 1962 – January 2, 1973

Leonard Beck Jordan

January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1991

James Albertus McClure

January 3, 1991 –

Larry Edwin Craig

 
Senators - Class III

December 18, 1890 – March 3, 1891

William John McConnell

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1897

Fred Thomas Dubois

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903

Henry Heitfeld

March 4, 1903 – October 17, 1912

Weldon Brinton Heyburn * Died in office

November 18, 1912 – February 5, 1913

Kirtland Irving Perky

January 24, 1913 – January 13, 1918

James Henry Brady * Died in office

January 22, 1918 – January 14, 1921

John Frost Nugent

January 15, 1921 – June 24, 1928

Frank Robert Gooding

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939

James Pinckney Pope

January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945

David Worth Clark

January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951

Glen Hearst Taylor

January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1957

Herman Welker

January 3, 1957 – January 5, 1981

Frank Forrester Church III

January 3, 1981 – January 5, 1993

Steven Douglas Symms

January 6, 1999 –

Michael Dean Crapo

 
State Song
Here We Have Idaho

Written by McKinley Helm & Albert J. Tompkins
Composed by Sallie Hume-Douglas

You've heard of the wonders our land does possess,
It's beautiful valleys and hills,
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill.

Chorus

And here we have Idaho
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
and romance lies in her name.
Singing, we're singing of you,
Ah, proudly too,
All our lives thru, we'll go
Singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.

There's truly one state in this great land of ours
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we'll always prize.


Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1890: 84,385

1900: 161,772

1910: 325,594

1920: 431,866

1930: 445,032

1940: 524,873

1950: 588,637

1960: 667,191

1970: 713,015

1980: 943,935

1990: 1,006,749

2000: 1,293,956


State Capitol Building 1907
 

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