W. B. Kinne
17th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 7, 1929 – September 30, 1929
GovernorH. C. Baldridge
Preceded byO. E. Hailey
Succeeded byO. E. Hailey
Personal details
William Baker Kinne

(1874-03-22)March 22, 1874
Point Wolf, New Brunswick, Canada
DiedOctober 1, 1929(1929-10-01) (aged 55)
Orofino, Idaho
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Isabelle M. Kinne

William Baker Kinne (March 22, 1874 – October 1, 1929) was a Republican politician from Idaho. He served as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho for eight months in 1929 during the administration of Governor H. C. Baldridge. He was a native of New Brunswick. He was kidnapped in June 1929 along with another occupant, however he managed to escape and inform the public about the incident, creating a manhunt for the suspects involved, who were eventually arrested, tried and imprisoned.[1] Kinne died in office in September 1929 at Orofino, Idaho of peritonitis resulting from appendicitis[2][3] and was succeeded by O. E. Hailey.


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  2. ^ "Death Summons Lieut. Governor of Gem State", Twin Falls Idaho Evening Times, Wednesday, October 02, 1929, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States Of America
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Political offices
Preceded by
O. E. Hailey
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 7, 1929–September 30, 1929
Succeeded by
O. E. Hailey