James H. Brady

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James H. Brady
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United States Senator
from Idaho
In office
January 24, 1913 – January 13, 1918
Preceded by Kirtland I. Perky
Succeeded by John F. Nugent
8th Governor of Idaho
In office
January 4, 1909 – January 2, 1911
Lieutenant Lewis H. Sweetser
Preceded by Frank R. Gooding
Succeeded by James H. Hawley
Personal details
Born (1862-06-12)June 12, 1862
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Died January 13, 1918(1918-01-13) (aged 55)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Mountain View Cemetery
Pocatello, Idaho
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah H. Haines (widowed), Irene Moore
Residence Pocatello, Idaho
Alma mater Leavenworth Normal College
Profession Real estate
Religion Congregationalist

James Henry Brady (June 12, 1862 – January 13, 1918) was a Republican politician from Idaho. He served as the state's eighth governor from 1909 to 1911 and a United States Senator for nearly five years, from 1913 until his death.

Biography[edit]

Born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1862. Brady moved with his parents to Johnson County, Kansas in 1865. He was educated in public schools, and graduated from Leavenworth Normal College in Kansas.

Brady worked in the real estate business, and as editor of a newspaper. He moved to Idaho in 1895, and worked in the water power and irrigation industries.

Brady was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900, and chairman of the Idaho Republican Central Committee in 1904 and 1908. He was named a delegate to the Republican National Committee again in 1908 and 1916.[1]

Brady was elected governor in 1908, but lost his bid for re-election in 1910, and returned to the private sector until he was elected to the U.S. Senate in January 1913, elected by the Idaho Legislature to replace Kirtland I. Perky in the Senate, who was appointed after Weldon Heyburns's death in October 1912. In 1914 Brady became the first elected to the Senate from Idaho by direct popular vote, defeating former Democratic Governor James H. Hawley and a handful of minor party candidates.[2]

While in office, Brady suffered a heart attack, and died two weeks later in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 1918.[3] He was cremated and his ashes deposited in the James H. Brady Memorial Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello.[2][4]

Legacy[edit]

Brady's great-grandson, Jerry Brady, was the 2002 and 2006 Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Idaho.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idaho Governor James Henry Brady". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b "James H. Brady". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2010-10-19. "... a Senator from Idaho; born in Indiana County, Pa., June 12, 1862; moved with his parents to Johnson County, Kans., in 1865 ... was cremated and the ashes were deposited in the James H. Brady Memorial Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho." 
  3. ^ "James H. Brady. Born in 1861. Died Jan. 13, 1918. Member from Idaho Is the Victim of Week's Illness". Chicago Tribune. January 14, 1918. Retrieved 2010-10-19. "Senator James H. Brady of Idaho died at his home here tonight from heart disease. He suffered an acute attack a week ago yesterday, while on his way to Washington from Idaho." 
  4. ^ Brown, Ashmun (January 14, 1918). "Senator Brady of Idaho is dead". Spokesman-Review. p. 1. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank R. Gooding
Governor of Idaho
January 4, 1909 – January 2, 1911
Succeeded by
James H. Hawley
United States Senate
Preceded by
Kirtland I. Perky
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Idaho
February 5, 1913 – January 13, 1918
Served alongside: William E. Borah
Succeeded by
John F. Nugent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Pre-17th Amendment
Republican Party nominee, U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Idaho
1914 (won)
Succeeded by
Frank R. Gooding