James H. Brady, Governor, U.S. Senator

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James Henry Brady

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Indiana County, PA, USA
Death: January 13, 1918 (55)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
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Son of John Brady and Catherine Brady

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About James H. Brady, Governor, U.S. Senator


James Henry Brady (June 12, 1862 – January 13, 1918) was a U.S. politician from the Republican Party. He served as the eighth Governor of Idaho from 1909 to 1911 and a United States Senator representing Idaho from 1913 until his death.


Brady was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1862. He moved with his parents to Johnson County, Kansas in 1865. He was initially elected by the Idaho Legislature to replace Kirtland Irving Perky in the Senate. In 1914 he became the first person elected to the Senate from Idaho by direct popular vote, defeating former Democratic Governor James H. Hawley and a handful of minor party candidates. While in office, Brady suffered a heart attack. Two weeks later he died in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 1918. He was cremated and the ashes deposited in the James H. Brady Memorial Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho.


Brady's great-grandson, Jerry Brady, was the 2002 and 2006 Democratic candidate for Governor of Idaho.

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June 12, 1862
Indiana County, PA, USA
January 13, 1918
Age 55
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA