Henry E. Prickett

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Henry E. Prickett
Mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory
In office
November 19, 1867 – January 14, 1868
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by Thomas B. Hart
Personal details
Born 1839
Died June 14, 1885 (aged 56)
Hailey, Idaho

Henry E. Prickett (1839 – June 14, 1885)[1] served as the first mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory, for two months in 1867 and 1868.

Prickett was declared mayor after the winner of the November 1867 mayoral election, L. B. Lindsay, was disqualified. A new mayoral election was held in January 1868, won by Thomas B. Hart.

In 1871 Prickett ran for a full one-year term as Boise mayor as a Radical Republican. He was narrowly defeated by John Hailey, who never assumed the office. According to city records incumbent mayor Charles Himrod served the ensuing term.


  1. ^ Paseman, Sue; Todd Shallat. "Boise’s Two Month Mayor: Henry Prickett". Mayoral Albums: Portraits of the Boise Mayors. Retrieved 11 February 2011.