Governor Phil Batt was the epitome of a public servant, having served as Governor, Lt. Governor, and Senator. His legacy is distinguished by his unrelenting human rights leadership, determined fiscal conservatism, and enduring love of Idaho. It is fitting Phil Batt was born and passed on ‘Idaho Day,’ the celebration of the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln created the Idaho Territory in 1863. Teresa and I send our love and condolences to his wife Francee, his children, and many, many friends,”Governor Little said.
Gov. Brad Little ordered the immediate lowering of U.S. and State of Idaho flags to honor former Gov. Phil Batt, who passed away peacefully at his home Monday, on his 96th birthday.