William Edgar Borah was born in Jasper Township, Illinois, near Fairfield in Wayne County. His parents were farmers Elizabeth (West) and William Nathan Borah. Borah was distantly related to Katharina von Bora, the Catholic nun who left her convent in the 16th century and married reformer Martin Luther.
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William E. Borah, in full William Edgar Borah, (born June 29, 1865, Fairfield, Ill., U.S.—died Jan. 19, 1940, Washington, D.C.), Republican U.S. senator from Idaho for 33 years, best known for his major role at the end of World War I (1918) in preventing the United States from joining the League of Nations and the World Court.
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27 de jun. de 2018 · United States senator William Edgar Borah (1865-1940) was influential in developing American foreign policy, particularly by his isolationist attitudes in the 1930s and his opposition to aid to France and Great Britain as World War II approached. William E. Borah was born to William Nathan and Eliza West Borah on June 29, 1865, on a ...
Born in Illinois in 1865, William Edgar Borah moved to Idaho in 1890 to practice law. By 1892 he was involved in Idaho state politics, was a part-time secretary for Governor William McConnell and, in 1895, married the governor's daughter, Mary McConnell. In 1907 Borah was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until his death in 1940.
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Electoral history of William Edgar Borah, United States Senator from Idaho (1907–1940) Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1924–1933) Dean of the Senate (1933–1940) Candidate for 1936 Republican presidential nomination Elections [ edit] Idaho's At-large congressional district, 1896:  James Gunn (D/Populist) - 13,787 (47.75%)
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