With a scant 20 minutes to spare, the House has voted unanimously, by voice vote, in favor of SCR 102, the resolution to declare Abraham Lincoln the honorary governor of the former Idaho Territory today, his 200th birthday. It’s a position he actually was offered before he was president, but turned down because of objections from his wife. The resolution is part of a state celebration of Lincoln’s birthday that kicks off at noon today, and will include the unveiling of the refurbished and newly relocated historic Lincoln monument, now located just south of the state Capitol.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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