Exhibit honoring Sen. Borah holds open house in Boise

Sen. William Borah, Idaho’s longest-serving member of Congress, died in 1940, but his name lives on at Borah High School and in the imagination of countless Idahoans.

The legal and public service career of “The Lion of Idaho” will be paid tribute on March 5, with remarks from Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former Idaho attorney general and Lt. Gov. Dave Leroy, and Marc Johnson, an amateur historian of the Progressive Era and partner at Gallatin Public Affairs.

Hosted by the University of Idaho College of Law, the open house  for the Idaho legal history exhibit is set for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit will be at the U of I’s Boise complex and the Idaho State Law Library on the 5th floor of the Idaho Water Center, at 322 E. Front Street, Boise.

Little, Leroy and Johnson will begin speaking at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Terri Muse at (208) 364-4044
or by email at tmuse@uidaho.edu.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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