Moses Alexander


Birthday November 13, 1853

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE Jan 4, 1932 (78)

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First Jewish Governor of Idaho, an office he served from 1915 to 1919, who was an ardent supporter of prohibition. He also served as the Mayor of Boise from 1897 to 1899 and then again from 1901 to 1903.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Bavaria to the US in 1867 and lived in New York and Missouri before arriving in Idaho in 1891.


He was only the second Jewish governor of any US state.

Family Life

He married Helena Kaestner in 1876.

Associated With

He paved the way for other Jewish governors like Eliot Spitzer.