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BOISE, Idaho-- The longest-serving elected official in state history will be inducted into the University of Idaho Alumni Association's Hall of Fame next month.

Pete Cenarrusa will be recognized on May 14 at a ceremony on the Moscow campus.

Cenarrusa was a member of the University of Idaho boxing team that won a national intercollegiate championship in 1940 and he graduated with a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

The 92-year-old Basque-American held a state office uninterrupted for five decades. Cenarrusa served in the Idaho House from 1950-1967, when he was chosen to replace then-Secretary of State Edson Deal, who died in office. Cenarrusa was Idaho Secretary of State until 2003.

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