Mayor Charles Himrod

Photo courtesy of The Idaho State Historical Society

Born November 4, 1842, Burdett, New York
Died January 26, 1920, Boise, Idaho

Charles Himrod was born on Nov. 4, 1842, in Burdett, New York.  Himrod came to Boise in 1864 while on an expedition headed by Captain Leroy Crawford.  Himrod started out as a bookkeeper and clerk, and eventually partnered with another local Boisean to open his own mercantile store.

Himrod served as Mayor of Boise from 1869 to 1870, and then John Hailey was elected Mayor.  Hailey did not take office, so Himrod served as mayor again from 1878 to 1879.  Himrod held many political offices, including Treasurer of Ada County, Treasurer for the Territory, Registrar of the United States Land Office, and an Ada County Commissioner.  He was also a director of the Boise Independent School District.

His house was located at 1021 Jefferson St.

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