James A. Pinney
|James A. Pinney|
|Mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory|
July 11, 1881 – July 20, 1885
|Preceded by||Charles P. Bilderback|
|Succeeded by||Sol Hasbrouck|
|Mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory (Boise, Idaho, after July 1890)|
July 15, 1889 – July 15, 1893
|Preceded by||Peter J. Pefley|
|Succeeded by||Peter Sonna|
|Mayor of Boise, Idaho|
July 20, 1905 – April 6, 1907
|Preceded by||James H. Hawley|
|Succeeded by||John M. Haines|
September 29, 1835|
Franklin County, Ohio
|Died||February 4, 1914
James Alonzo Pinney (September 29, 1835 – February 4, 1914) served as mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory (later Boise, Idaho) in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He is the only person in the city's history to serve as mayor three nonconsecutive times and win election as mayor five times.
Pinney was Boise mayor when Idaho Territory became the U.S. state of Idaho in July 1890.
Pinney was passionate about the arts. In his lifetime he owned a bookstore and two theaters. His first theater, The Columbia Theater, was founded in 1982. When The Columbia was torn down in 1908, Pinney replaced it with a five story theater dubbed The Pinney Theater.
- Mayors of Boise - Past and Present
- Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Corrected List of Mayors, 1867-1996
- Father of Modern Boise: James Alonzo Pinney
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