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  • Governor John Victor Evans (1925 - 2014)
    Obituary John V. Evans January 18, 1925 - July 8, 2014 Idaho's faithful servant, Governor John Victor Evans, Sr. joined his heavenly family on July 8, 2014, surrounded by family at his home in Boise,...
  • Caleb Lyon 2nd Gov. of Idaho Terr. (1822 - 1875)
    Caleb Lyon (December 7, 1822 Greig, New York – September 8, 1875 Staten Island, New York) was Governor of Idaho Territory from 1864 to 1865 during the last half of the American Civil War. ...
  • William H. Wallace, 4th Governor of Washington Territory, 1st Governor of Idaho Territory (1811 - 1879)
    William Henson Wallace (July 19, 1811 in Troy, Ohio – February 7, 1879 in Steilacoom, Washington Territory) was an important figure in the early histories of two U.S. states, serving as govern...
  • Frank Steunenberg fourth Governor of Idaho (1861 - 1905)
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Steunenberg (August 8, 1861 – December 30, 1905) was the fourth Governor of the State of Idaho, serving from 1897 until 1901. He is perhaps best known fo...

The Governor of Idaho is the head of the executive branch of Idaho's government and commander-in-chief of the state's militia. The governor has the duty to see state laws are executed, power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Idaho Legislature.

Idaho Territory had 16 territorial governors appointed by the President of the United States from the territory's organization in 1863 until the formation of the state of Idaho in 1890. Four of these never took office, resigning before reaching the territory.

Territorial governors

William H.Wallace July 1863 - December 1863

Caleb Lyon August 1, 1864 - April 1866

David W Ballard June 14, 1866 - July 1870

Samuel Bard Appointed March 30, 1870

Gilman Marston Appointed June 7, 1870

Alexander H. Conner Appointed January 12, 1871

Thomas M. Bowen July 1871 - August 15, 1871

Thomas W. Bennett December 1871 - December 4, 1875

David P. Thompson April 1876 - May 1876[

Mason Brayman July 1876 - July 24, 1880

John P. Hoyt Appointed June 8, 1878 Appointed August 7, 1878

John Baldwin Neil August 3, 1880 - March 2, 1883

John N. Irwin April 1883 - Dec 20, 1883

William M. Bunn June 26, 1884 - July 3, 1885

Edward A. Stevenson September 29, 1885 - April 1, 1889

George Laird Shoup April 30, 1889 - July 3, 1890

Governors after statehood

George Laird Shoup October 1, 1890 - December 18, 1890

N. B. Willey December 18, 1890 - January 2, 1893

William J. McConnell January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897

Frank Steunenberg January 4, 1897 - January 7, 1901