J. H. Hutchinson

Joseph H. " J. H. " Hutchinson ( born May 21, 1864 in Central City, Colorado Territory, † September 5, 1930 in San Francisco, California ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1901 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Idaho.


Joseph Hutchinson was the son of James Hutchinson, a prominent mine owner in the later state of Colorado. At the age of 16, he moved to Denver, where he graduated from high school. In 1890 he became chairman of the Mining Exchange ( Colorado Mining Stock ). Later, he was also its secretary and treasurer. He gave these positions but again, to assist his father in the mining company, which was now a resident of Idaho. In the following years he expanded his business interests to include other mining companies. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party, but with which he threw himself into the then currency dispute in the United States.

1898 Hutchinson was chosen as the candidate of the Democratic party on the side of Frank Steunenberg for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. This post he held between January 2, 1899 January 7, 1901. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. The married with Helen Hays entrepreneur and politician died on September 5, 1930 in San Francisco.