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Jewish Immigrant Who Became Governor of American State Dies at 78.

January 7, 1932
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Moses Alexander, the first Jewish immigrant to the United States to be elected Governor of any State in the U.S., died to-day at the age of 78 following a heart attack.

Mr. Alexander, who was born in Germany on November 13th., 1853, came to America as an orphan boy of 13. In 1886 he was elected a member of the City Council of Chillicothe, in Missouri, of which town he became Mayor the following year. He after wards moved to Boise, in the State of Idaho, where he lived for the rest of his life, and died, and in 1897-99 and in 1900-1903 he became Mayor of the town. In 1914 and again in 1916 he was elected Governor of the State of Idaho.

Mr. Alexander was President of the Alexander Clothing Company, the Alexander Realty Company, and the Indian Creek Irrigation Company. He was a member of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith.

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