Library of Congress
BRADY, James Henry (1862-1918)

BRADY, JAMES HENRY, a Senator from Idaho; born in Indiana County, Pa., June 12, 1862; moved with his parents to Johnson County, Kans., in 1865; attended the public schools and Leavenworth Normal College; taught school; edited a newspaper in Enterprise, Kans.; engaged in the real estate business at Abilene, Kans.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1890 and engaged in the sale of Texas lands; moved to Idaho in 1895 and became interested in the development of water power and in irrigation projects; chairman of the Republican State central committee 1904-1908; president of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress; vice president of the National Irrigation Congress 1904-1906; Governor of Idaho 1909-1911; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 24, 1913, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn; reelected in 1914, and served from February 6, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1918; chairman, Committee on National Banks (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Disposition of Useless Executive Papers (Sixty-fifth Congress); was cremated and the ashes deposited in the James H. Brady Memorial Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho.

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Papers: 1909-1918. Ca. 7 feet. Chiefly gubernatorial papers including agency, subject, and correspondence files, and small amount of personal files. Also miscellaneous items in various collections.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in the Margaret Stephenson Roberts papers, 1896-1952. Finding aid.

  • U.S. Congress. James H. Brady (Late a Senator from Idaho), Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States. 65th Cong., 3d sess., 1918-1919. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919.