Mayor Charles Bilderback

Photo courtesy of The Idaho State Historical Society

Born January 20, 1846, Kentucky
Died August 10, 1917, Emmett, Idaho

Charles Bilderback was born in Kentucky on Jan. 20, 1846.  He came to Idaho on a wagon train when he was 18.

Bilderback was elected to the Boise City Council in 1879 and again in 1885.  He served as Mayor of Boise from 1880-1881.  He eventually became Mayor of Emmett for two terms as well.  He was the Postmaster of Boise City when Idaho was a territory.

Bilderback died on Aug. 10, 1917.

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