Jay S. Amyx

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Jay S. Amyx
Mayor of Boise, Idaho
In office
January 1966 – January 1974
Preceded by Eugene W. Shellworth
Succeeded by Richard Eardley
Personal details
Born (1923-09-27)September 27, 1923
Decatur, Texas
Died January 24, 2014(2014-01-24) (aged 90)
Boise, Idaho
Profession Builder, contractor and land developer
Religion Southern Baptist

Jay S. Amyx (September 27, 1923 – January 24, 2014) served two terms as mayor of Boise, Idaho, from 1966 to 1974.[1]

In November 1965, Amyx became the first Boise mayor elected to a four-year term. Previous mayoral elections in Boise had been held in April and for two-year terms.

Amyx ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of Idaho in 1978, but finished last among a field of six in the primary election.[2]



  1. ^ "Jay Amyx's Obituary by Idaho Statesman". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ Our Campaigns - ID Governor - R Primary Race - Aug 08, 1978 (accessed 3 February 2012)