David H. Leroy

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David H. Leroy
28th Attorney General of Idaho
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Wayne L. Kidwell
Succeeded by Jim Jones
36th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Governor John V. Evans
Preceded by Phil Batt
Succeeded by C. L. "Butch" Otter
Personal details
Born (1947-08-16) August 16, 1947 (age 67)
Seattle, Washington
Political party Republican
Residence Boise
Alma mater University of Idaho (J.D., 1971), New York University (Master of Trial Practice and Procedure, 1973)
Profession Attorney
Website www.dleroy.com

David H. Leroy (born August 16, 1947[1]) is a Republican politician from Idaho active in the 1970s and 1980s. He served as the 36th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho between 1983 and 1987.

Leroy was elected Attorney General of Idaho in 1978. In 1982 he was elected lieutenant governor, replacing Phil Batt, who was a candidate for governor that year. Leroy served as lieutenant governor during the administration of Governor John V. Evans.

In 1986 Leroy won the Republican nomination for Governor of Idaho. He lost in the general election to former Democratic Governor Cecil D. Andrus.

Leroy was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator in 1990. He served in that capacity until 1993.

In 1994 Leroy ran for the Republican nomination to the United States House of Representatives from the Idaho 1st Congressional District. He finished second behind Helen Chenoweth.[2]

As of January 2008 Leroy is a practicing attorney in Boise.[3]


Legal offices
Preceded by
Wayne Kidwell
Attorney General of Idaho
January 1, 1979 – January 5, 1983
Succeeded by
Jim Jones
Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Batt
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Succeeded by
C. L. Otter
Preceded by
United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator
Under President George H. W. Bush

1990 – 1993
Succeeded by
Richard H. Stallings
Party political offices
Preceded by
Phil Batt
Republican Party nominee, Governor of Idaho
1986 (lost)
Succeeded by
Roger Fairchild