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Don W. Samuelson

AKA Donald William Samuelson

Born: 27-Jul-1913
Birthplace: Woodhull, IL
Died: 20-Jan-2000
Location of death: Seattle, WA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Pinecrest Memorial Park, Sandpoint, ID

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Idaho, 1967-71

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Vetoed a record 39 bills in 1967. Operated the Pend Oreille Sport Shop and later the Don Samuelson Equipment Company, and also served at the US Department of Transportation's Northwest regional office, Seattle, in the 1970s after losing his 1970 reelection campaign.


[1] Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

Wife: Ruby (one son, one daughter)

    Governor of Idaho (2-Jan-1967 to 4-Jan-1971)
    Idaho State House of Representatives (1960-66)
    National Rifle Association
    American Legion
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Kiwanis Club

Author of books:
His Hand On My Shoulder: A Life Story of Hunting, Fishing, Love and Politics (1993, memoir)


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