Horace Boies

Horace Boies (December 7, 1827April 4, 1923) served as Governor of Iowa from 1890 to 1894 as a member of the United States Democratic Party. Boies was the only Democrat to serve in that position from 1855-1933. He was born in Aurora, New York. Boies, who was once a Republican, became a Democrat after the Republican Party began supporting prohibition and high tariffs. In 1889, he was elected governor by opposing the dry Republican demand for prohibition. Reelected in 1891, he was defeated when hard times came in 1893, by Frank D. Jackson, a Republican. He was a prominent Bourbon Democrat and a populist.

In 1892, Boies ran a distant third in the presidential nominating contest at a Democratic National Convention handily dominated by former (and future) president Grover Cleveland.

He died on April 4, 1923, in Long Beach, California.

He is buried at the Elmwood Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.

External links

* [http://www.wplwloo.lib.ia.us/History/WlooBios/HoraceBoies.html Biography] from Iowa Public Library
* [http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=7bfc224971c81010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e449a0ca9e3f1010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD Biography] from the National Governors Association
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title=HONORED BY IOWA DEMOCRATS; STERLING QUALITIES WHICH LED TO HORACE BOIES'S SUCCESS. The Unprecedented Compliment of Nomination for a Third Consecutive Term, as Governorndash Early Struggles to Secure Entrance to the Legal Professionndash Taken up by His Party as a Forlorn Hope, He Led Them to Victoryndash Sketch of the Republican Candidate.
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, The New York Times, Sept. 5, 1893


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