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Alexander, Moses

Born: 1853 AD
Died: 1932 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

1853 – Moses Alexander was born in Obrigheim, Bavaria, Germany on the 13th of November.

1867 – Alexander emigrated to the United States and settled in New York City.

1874 – He made a partner in the store.

1876 – He married Helena Kaestner.

1886 – He was elected to the Chillicothe City Council.

1887 – He was elected as mayor and served for two terms.

1891 – He left Chillicothe and went to Boise, Idaho. He opened the first clothing store on the corner of Ninth and Main in Boise.

1895 – Alexander build Ahavath Beth Israel synagogue.

1897 – He was elected as mayor of Boise.

1899 – He chose not to run for the reelection.

1901 – He was re-elected.

1908 – He was declared the Democratic nominee for governor by the Idaho Supreme Court.

1910 – He was nominated again but declined due to poor health.

1914 – He entered the gubernatinal race on a platform and won the general elaction against Republican incumbent John M. Haines.

1916 – Alexander was re-elected.

1915-1919 – He was elected as the first Jewish governor of a U.S. state.

1922 – He was the Democratic nominee for governor.

1931 – He made his last public appearance for the Democrats on the 29th of December.

1932 – He died in Boise, Idaho on the 4th of January.