The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Steunenburg, Frank

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STEUNENBURG, Frank, American statesman: b. Keokuk, Iowa, 8 Aug. 1862; d. December 1905. He removed to Caldwell, Idaho, in 1887 and engaged in the newspaper business. In 1889 he was a member of the convention which framed the State constitution, and in 1890 he was elected to the State legislature. He was elected governor of Idaho by the Populist party in 1898, and served in that capacity until 1901. He was assassinated by Harry Orchard (q.v.) in 1905, because of enmity engendered by his handling of the miners' strikes during his administration.