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Alexander, Moses

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

Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

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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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