|Richard R. Eardley|
|Mayor of Boise, Idaho|
January 1974 – January 1986
|Preceded by||Jay S. Amyx|
|Succeeded by||Dirk Kempthorne|
|Born||December 23, 1928
|Died||June 30, 2012
Eardley served as mayor for a total of 12 years, longer than anyone else in Boise history, although David H. Bieter will match him should he complete his term ending in 2016. In city history only Eardley and Bieter have won three consecutive four-year terms as mayor.
Eardley began his career in television and radio broadcasting, and served four years on Boise City Council before being elected Mayor.
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- Mayors of Boise - Past and Present
- Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Corrected List of Mayors, 1867-1996
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