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Tue., July 8, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

Ex-Idaho Governor Evans, 89, RIP

From left to right, Governor John Evans, Governor Cecil Andrus, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and Governor Phil Batt. (Courtesy photo, via Idaho Statesman: Governor's Office)

Former Idaho Gov. John V. Evans has died at age 89. Evans, a Democrat, served as Idaho’s governor from 1977 to 1987, first moving up from lieutenant governor to succeed Cecil Andrus when he was named U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and then winning election twice in his own right in 1978 and 1982. He was the first, and thus far only, LDS church member to be elected governor of Idaho. Evans was the grandson of the founder of Idaho-based D.L. Evans Bank and served as the bank’s president, still attending board meetings until his death, the Twin Falls Times-News reported/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you remember Gov. Evans?


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ad more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/07/08/3271153/former-idaho-gov-john-v-evans.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1#storylink=cpyFrom left to right, Governor John Evans, Governor Cecil Andrus, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and Governor Phil Batt.

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John V. Evans, who grew up in Malad City and represented that area in the Idaho Legislature, was the state's 27th governor. He served from 1977 to 1987. His death Tuesday morning was confirmed by Summers Funeral Home. Evans, a Democrat, was lieutenant governor when then-Gov. Cecil Andrus was picked to become interior secretary under President Jimmy Carter. Gov. Butch Otter, a Republican, said he remembered Evans as a professional/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/07/08/3271153/former-idaho-gov-john-v-evans.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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