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Gainford P. "Gub" Mix (October 15, 1876 – June 28, 1944) was a Democratic politician and farmer from Idaho.[1][2][3] He served as the state's 19th and 21st lieutenant governor.

Gainford P. Mix
19th and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 5, 1931 – January 2, 1933
January 7, 1935 – January 3, 1937
GovernorC. Ben Ross
Preceded byO. E. Hailey (first term)
George E. Hill (second term)
Succeeded byGeorge E. Hill (first term)
Charles C. Gossett
(second term)
Personal details
Born(1876-10-15)October 15, 1876
Grand Island, Nebraska
DiedJune 28, 1944(1944-06-28) (aged 67)
Moscow, Idaho
Resting placeMoscow Cemetery
Moscow, Idaho
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Maude Gale Mix (1882–1965)
(m. 1901–1944, his death)
Children4 sons, 1 daughter[1]
ParentsFranklin E. Mix (1838–1919)
Mary Grimes Mix (1841–1904)
ResidenceLatah County, Idaho
near Moscow
ProfessionFarmer, politician

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Mix came by wagon to north central Idaho as a child with his family of twelve in 1883. His parents, Franklin E. Mix (1838–1919) and Mary Grimes Mix (1841–1904), settled in the Palouse region, near Moscow.[4][5] A portion of the family's farm at the west end of Moscow is now the Palouse Mall.[3][6]

Mix was the first student at the University of Idaho in Moscow in October 1892, starting at its prep school as a teenager.[1] He was the first graduate of the College of Agriculture in 1901,[7] a quarterback on the football team,[3] and later its graduate manager.[8][9][10]

Mix was elected to two two-year terms as lieutenant governor, in 1930 and 1934, both with Governor C. Ben Ross. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 1932, but was defeated in the primary by James Pope, the mayor of Boise.[11][12]

PersonalEdit

Mix married Maude Gale (1882–1965) in 1901 and they had five children, four sons (Gale, John, Leslie, and Gainford W.) and a daughter (Mrs. Hal Price).[1][13] The eldest, Gale (1902–1971), was the athletic director at the University of Idaho from 1950 to 1954.[14][15] He coached at Moscow High School in the early 1930s,[16][17] and was a longtime university employee.[18][19][20][21] Gainford W. Mix (1911–2000), earned a degree in agriculture from the UI and ran the family farm after his father's death.[22][23][24] He also managed the Federal Land Bank in Moscow from 1959 to 1974.[23][25]

DeathEdit

Mix died in 1944 in Moscow at age 67 at Gritman Hospital, after a paralytic stroke;[26] he and his wife are buried at the city cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Gainford P. Mix dead at Moscow". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. June 30, 1944. p. 12.
  2. ^ "Gainford P. Mix called by death". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. June 30, 1944. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b c Coulter, Mel (Fall 2001). "Programs & People Centennial 2001; Gainford Mix". University of Idaho, College of Agriculture. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Frank E. Mix". Find a Grave. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Beal, M.D.; Wells, M.W. (1959). History of Idaho. 3. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Idaho seeks pasture land". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. January 29, 1971. p. a3.
  7. ^ "'01 class at University of Idaho plans memorial to school's first president". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (photo). June 10, 1941. p. 3.
  8. ^ "Idaho: Moscow". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. August 8, 1901. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Twenty-five years ago". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. August 6, 1926. p. 8.
  10. ^ "Football 1902". Gem of the Mountains 1904, University of Idaho yearbook. May 1903. pp. 129–133. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Idaho fall election tickets shaped; silver champion wins". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. May 26, 1932. p. 3.
  12. ^ "Idaho divides office honors". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. May 26, 1932. p. 2.
  13. ^ "Leslie Mix is married". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. April 6, 1934. p. 22.
  14. ^ "Idaho athletic setup changed". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. May 2, 1950. p. 17.
  15. ^ "Robert Gibb named Idaho athletic head". Spokane Daily News. Washington. Associated Press. June 11, 1954. p. 12.
  16. ^ "Gale Mix succeeds Wicks". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. August 28, 1930. p. 17.
  17. ^ "Gale Mix resigns as Moscow coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. January 16, 1935. p. 13.
  18. ^ "Gale Mix named associate graduate manager at Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. June 16, 1939. p. 10.
  19. ^ "Mix will resume U. of Idaho post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 15, 1945. p. 3.
  20. ^ "Regents recall service in tribute to Gale Mix". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 3, 1967. p. a3.
  21. ^ "Doris (Brower) Mix". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Obituaries. December 17, 2001. p. B5.
  22. ^ "Gainford Mix, 89 formerly of Moscow". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. Obituaries. October 2, 2000. p. 2A.
  23. ^ a b "Gainford W. Mix, 89, McMinnville, Ore". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Obituaries. October 3, 2000. p. 9A.
  24. ^ Smith, Georgie (December 27, 1993). "Oldtimers look back on Palouse area days gone by". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. p. 1A.
  25. ^ "Moscow bank name changed". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. December 31, 1959. p. 3.
  26. ^ Idaho. Legislature. Senate (1945). Journal. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

"Executive Branch" (PDF). Idaho Bluebook. State of Idaho. pp. 70–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
O. E. Hailey
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 5, 1931–January 2, 1933
Succeeded by
George E. Hill
Preceded by
George E. Hill
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 7, 1935–January 3, 1937
Succeeded by
Charles C. Gossett