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Robert E. Smylie

Robert E. SmylieAKA Robert Eben Smylie

Born: 31-Oct-1914
Birthplace: Marcus, IA
Died: 17-Jul-2004
Location of death: Boise, ID
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, ID

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Idaho, 1955-67

Military service: US Coast Guard (attorney, WWII, Philippines)

Republican, the only Governor of Idaho to serve three consecutive terms.

Wife: Lucille Irwin (m. 4-Dec-1943)
Son: Richard Steven (adopted)
Son: Robert William Smylie (adopted)
Son: Steve Smylie

    High School: Cresco, IA (1932)
    University: Albertson College of Idaho (1938, formerly the College of Idaho)
    Law School: George Washington University (1942)

    Governor of Idaho (1955-67)
    Attorney General of Idaho (1947-55)
    Traveled to the USSR Jul-1959


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