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Idaho Governors

There have been 30 governors of Idaho since the state’s admission to the Union in 1890. The most common name among them is Charles.  Frank, James and John tie for second place with 3 governors each. Two of the governors named James had the same middle name.

The most uncommon name is Barzilla, which is a variant of the biblical name Barzillai,  As you will see, nine governors of Idaho preferred to go by their initials or nicknames. The current governor, Clement Otter  (as of 2014), goes by his nickname Butch.

Charles: 4 Idaho Governors
Charles Benjamin “C. Ben” Ross (1876-1946) Term: 1931-37
Charles Armington “C.A.” Robins (1884-1970) Term: 1947-51
Charles Calvin Moore (1866-1958) Term: 1923-27
Charles Clinton Gossett (1888-1974) Term: 1945

Frank: 3 Idaho Governors
Frank Robert Gooding (1859-1928) Term: 1905-09
Frank Steunenberg (1861-1905) Term: 1897-1901
Frank Williams Hunt (1861-1906) Term: 1901-03

James: 3 Idaho Governors
James Henry Brady (1862-1918) Term: 1909-11
James Henry Hawley (1847-1929) Term: 1911-13
James Elroy “Jim” Risch (b. 1943) Term: 2006-2007

John: 3 Idaho Governors
John Tracy Morrison (1860-1915) Term: 1903-05
John Michiner Haines (1863-1917) Term: 1913-15
John Victor Evans, Sr. (1925-2014) Term: 1977-87

Only one:
Arnold Williams (1898-1970) Term: 1945-47
Barzilla Worth Clark (1880-1943) Term: 1937-39
Clarence Alfred “C.A.” Bottolfsen (1891-1964) Terms: 1939-41, 1943-44
Cecil Dale Andrus (b. 1931) Terms: Terms: 71-77, 1987-95
Chase Addison Clark (1883-1966) Term: 1941-43
Clement Leroy “Butch” Otter (b. 1942) Term: 2007-present
David William “D.W.” Davis (1873-1959) Term: 1919-23
Dirk Arthur Kempthorne (b. 1951) Term: 1999-2006
Donald William “Don” Samuelson (1913-2000) Term: 1967-71
George Laird Shoup (1836-1904) Term:1890
Henry Clarence “H.C.” Baldridge (1868-1947) Term: 1927-31
Leonard Beck “Len” Jordan (1899-1983) Term: 1951-55
Moses Alexander (1853-1932) Term: 1915-19
Norman Bushnell “N.B.” Willey (1838-1921) Term: 1890-93
Philip Eugene “Phil” Batt (b. 1927) Term: 1995-1999
Robert Eben Smylie (1914-2004) Term: 1955-67
William John McConnell (1839-1925) Term: 1893-97

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