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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Mary McConnell BORAH(b. 1870)

Residence:Moscow, Washington,D.C.Occupation(s): Wife of Idaho Senator William Borah
Family Origin:William J. McConnell, her father, first came in 1879 from the Boise Basin and was elected Idaho governor (1892); she came with her mother from Oregon (1888)


Interview #1, 10/15/1971

Topics:First dinner at the White House with Teddy Roosevelt; her gown. Senator Borah. Her kidnapping as a baby. (Interview recorded in Beaverton, Oregon for radio broadcast; donated by Sister Mary Christina) 10-15-71 .5 hr p Maureen Bassett
Duration:0:29:34Interviewer:Maureen Bassett
Keywords:politics women families marriage automobiles clothing legislators senators presidents death
Locations:Moscow Washington, D.C.