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Alexander, Moses

Born: 1853 AD
Died: 1932 AD, at 78 years of age.

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.


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