Weldon B. Heyburn

Weldon Brinton Heyburn (1852 - 1912) was a U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1903 to 1912. In 1902 Heyburn was elected by the Idaho Legislature to the United States Senate in a stunning defeat for Boise attorney William Borah. Money had been paid to sway the vote which initially Borah was winning. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-17013