Secretary of State of Idaho
|Secretary of State of Idaho|
Great Seal of the State of Idaho
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||A. J. Pinkham|
The Secretary of State of Idaho is one of the constitutional officers of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is an elected position within the executive branch of the state government. The current Secretary of State is Lawerence Denney.
Duties of the Secretary of State
Administrative & Governmental
The Secretary is the keeper of the Great Seal of Idaho, and as such is responsible for licensing notaries public, as well as authenticating documents and issuing apostilles. The Secretary's office also provides information and publications to the general public, including the Idaho Blue Book, and is also an ex officio member of the Idaho Code Commission. The Secretary also administers the Idaho Will Registry, the Idaho Health Care Directive Registry (for such documents as living wills and medical powers of attorney), and the state's Address Confidentiality Program.
List of Secretaries of State of Idaho
|William B. Daniels||03/10/1863|
|C. DeWitt Smith||07/04/1864|
|Horace G. Gilson||09/04/1865|
|Edward J. Curtis||05/04/1869, reappointed 02/05/1874|
|Robert A. Sidebotham||04/29/1878|
|Theodore F. Singiser||12/22/1880|
|Edward L. Curtis||03/03/1883|
|David P.B. Pride||07/02/1884|
|Edward J. Curtis||02/12/1885, reappointed 02/12/1889|
|Name/Party||Term of Office||Remarks|
|A.J. Pinkham (R)||01/05/1891 to 01/02/1893||Elected 1890|
|J.F. Curtis (R)||01/02/1893 to 01/07/1895||Elected 1892|
|Isaac W. Garrett (R)||01/07/1895 to 01/04/1897||Elected 1894|
|George Lewis (P-D)||01/04/1897 to 01/02/1899||Elected 1896|
|M.A. Patrie (R)||01/02/1899 to 01/07/1901||Elected 1898|
|Charles Bassett (S.R.-D)||01/07/1901 to 01/05/1903||Elected 1900|
|Will H. Gibson (R)||01/05/1903 to 01/07/1907||Elected 1902; reelected 1904|
|Robert Lansdon (R)||01/07/1907 to 01/02/1911||Elected 1906; reelected 1908|
|Wilford L. Gifford (R)||01/02/1911 to 01/04/1915||Elected 1910; reelected 1912|
|George R. Barker (R)||01/04/1915 to 01/01/1917||Elected 1914|
|William T. Dougherty (D)||01/01/1917 to 01/06/1919||Elected 1916|
|Robert O. Jones (R)||01/06/1919 to 01/01/1923||Elected 1918; reelected 1920|
|F.A. Jeter (R)||01/01/1923 to 01/03/1927||Elected 1922; reelected 1924|
|Fred E. Lukens (R)||01/03/1927 to 01/02/1933||Elected 1926; reelected 1928, 1930|
|Franklin Girard (D)||01/02/1933 to 01/03/1937||Elected 1932; reelected 1934|
|Ira H. Masters (D)||01/03/1937 to 01/02/1939||Elected 1936|
|George H. Curtis (D)||01/02/1939 to 01/01/1945||Elected 1938; reelected 1940, 1942|
|Ira H. Masters (D)||01/01/1945 to 01/06/1947||Elected 1944|
|J.D. (Cy) Price (R)||01/06/1947 to 01/01/1951||Elected 1946|
|Ira H. Masters (D)||01/01/1951 to 02/19/1956||Elected 1950; reelected 1954; died in office|
|James H. Young (R)||02/27/1956 to 01/05/1959||Appointed to fill vacancy|
|Arnold Williams (D)||01/05/1959 to 03/29/1966||Elected 1958; reelected 1962; resigned 3/29/1966|
|Louis E. Clapp (D)||03/29/1966 to 01/02/1967||Appointed to fill vacancy|
|Edson H. Deal (R)||01/02/1967 to 04/22/1967||Elected 1966; died in office|
|Pete T. Cenarrusa (R)||05/01/1967 to 01/06/2003||Appointed to fill vacancy; Elected 1970; reelected 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998|
|Ben Ysursa (R)||01/06/2003 to 01/05/2015||Elected 2002; reelected 2006, 2010|
|Lawerence Denney (R)||01/05/2015||Elected 2014; reelected 2018|
- Idaho Secretary of State Elections page Archived 2012-02-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Secretary of State Business Entities home page
- Idaho UCC Index Archived 2009-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Trade Mark Index Archived 2009-08-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- Notary Public information from the Idaho Secretary of State Archived 2009-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Secretary of State Publications home page Archived 2009-07-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Will Registry Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Health Care Directive Registry Archived 2009-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.
- Idaho Address Confidentiality Program Archived 2009-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.