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Butch Otter's Biography

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Full Name:

Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter




Wife: Lori; 4 Children: John, Carolyn, Kimberly Dawn, Corrine

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Caldwell, ID

Home City:

Star, ID


Roman Catholic

Attended, Boise Junior College

BA, Political Science, Albertson College of Idaho, 1967

Former Assistant Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives

Governor, State of Idaho, 2006-2019

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2000-2006

Lieutenant Governor, State of Idaho, 1987-2000

Gubernatorial Candidate, State of Idaho, 1978

Representative, Idaho State House of Representatives, 1972-1976

President, Simplot International, J.R. Simplot Company, 1978-1990

Served, 116th Armored Cavalry, Idaho Army National Guard, 1968-1973

Lifetime Member, American Legion Post 113

Member, Board of Directors, Kyn-Ten Oil Drilling Company

Member, Boise Chamber of Commerce

Chair, Canyon County Republican Party

Former Member, Center for International Private Enterprise

Grand Slam Member, Ducks Unlimited

Member, Elks Lodge

Member, Freeman Society

Member, Idaho 4-H Million Dollar Club

Former Member, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Member, Idaho Cowboys Association

Member, Idaho International Trade Council

Member, Idaho Republican Party Central Committee

Former Member, Idaho Young President's Organization

Member, Maple Grove State Grange

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

Former Member, Northwest Food Producers

Former Member, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association

Member, Regional Advisory Board, Museum of the Rockies

Lifetime Member, Safari Club International

Member, World Bank Agricultural Advisory Committee

Board of Directors, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Member, Board of Directors, J.R. Simplot Company, 1965-1993

Member, National Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors, 1991-1992

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Honorary Doctorates from the University of the Philippines and the College of Idaho in Caldwell.

Father's Occupation:

journeyman electrician

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