- The Idaho Statesman is a US daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho, metropolitan area
Idaho Statesman facts
- It is owned by The McClatchy Company
- The paper was first published as the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman on July 26, 1864, by James S
- Reynolds; it began publication from a log cabin on the current site of Boise City Hall
- Reynolds owned and operated the paper for its first eight years, selling to Judge Milton Kelly in 1872
- Kelly's 17-year run ended in 1888, with the expansion to daily publication, and a name change: The Idaho Daily Statesman
- That summer, Kelly sold the paper to the Cobb family—which went on to run the paper for 70 years
- Calvin Cobb published the Statesman until his death in 1928, when control was transferred to his daughter Margaret Cobb Ailshie
- The paper's history site says "Ailshie insisted on a lively editorial policy, deploring 'a dull newspaper
- 'Cobb Ailshie died in 1959, and general manager James Brown took control of the paper
- Federated Publications bought the Idaho Statesman in 1963
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