Ephraim Smith

Photo courtesy of The Idaho State Historical Society

Born April 13, 1819, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Died November 4, 1891, Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Ephraim Smith became the first Mayor of Boise in 1866 and served until 1867.  For years he has not been recognized as the first mayor of Boise, despite the fact a story ran in the Idaho Statesman on June 14, 1936, with a picture of the man and the original Certificate of Election.

It was believed that Smith also served as the first Territorial Treasurer.

Smith operated a drug store as well as opened a private hospital in Boise.

Dr. Smith died in Toledo, Ohio on Nov. 4, 1891 after being run over by a streetcar.

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