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Politician members in Colorado

  Alva Blanchard Adams Jr. (1915-1981) — also known as Alva B. Adams, Jr. — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., October 21, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; hardware business; banker; corporate director, Standard Fire Brick Co., KCRT radio station, Trinidad, Colo.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1954, 1956. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis; Toastmasters. Died, while being treated for a heart condition, in a hospital at Denver, Colo., December 3, 1981 (age 66 years, 43 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Alva Blanchard Adams and Elizabeth (Matty) Adams; married, November 19, 1945, to Loretta Kissell; married to Martha 'Marty' Brown; grandson of Alva Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred McLean Betz (1896-1982) — also known as Fred M. Betz — of Lamar, Prowers County, Colo. Born in Liberal, Barton County, Mo., June 2, 1896. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952, 1956, 1968; Colorado Democratic state chair, 1958; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1958. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Eagles; Elks. Died in December, 1982 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1917, to Lennie Maude Coffman.
  John Edgar Chenoweth (1897-1986) — also known as J. Edgar Chenoweth — of Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo. Born in Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo., August 17, 1897. Republican. Lawyer; Las Animas County Judge, 1933-41; Colorado Republican state chair, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1941-49, 1951-65; defeated, 1948, 1964; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1972. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo., January 2, 1986 (age 88 years, 138 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Beaseman Chenoweth and Esther Rebecca (Shamberger) Chenoweth.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Phillip Massari (b. 1913) — of Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo. Born in Segundo, Las Animas County, Colo., April 12, 1913. Democrat. Social worker; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; probation officer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960, 1968. Italian ancestry. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Domenic Massari and Angelina (Pecorelli) Massari; brother of Vincent Massari; married, June 6, 1936, to Mary Margaret Spota.
  Edward E. Pringle (b. 1914) — of Colorado. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 12, 1914. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; district judge in Colorado, 1957-61; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1961-83. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; American Legion; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Clarence Sackmann (1879-1946) — also known as Charles C. Sackmann — of Denver, Colo. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 25, 1879. Lawyer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1921-24; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1923-24; district judge in Colorado, 1925-31. Episcopalian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Junior Order; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in 1946 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1912 to Elna A. Hug.
  Alan Kooi Simpson (b. 1931) — also known as Alan K. Simpson — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Denver, Colo., September 2, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Park County, 1964-77; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1979-97; appointed 1979. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Milward Lee Simpson.
  Cross-reference: Anthony J. Principi
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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