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Colorado Elected Representatives records

Identifier: COU:395

Scope and Contents

The Colorado Elected Representatives Collection contains newsletters and reports from nine different Colorado elected representatives. The collection houses one box with one or more folders corresponding to each representative in the collection.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1986

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Gordon L Allot (1907-1989) was a Republican Senator and politician from Colorado. In 1929, he received a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in began practicing law in Lamar, CO until he began to hold small, local political offices in 1934. He held offices in the city, county, and district levels before holding Lieutenant Governorship between 1950 and 1954. He later served three terms as a Colorado Senator from 1955-1972. William Lester Armstrong (1937-) is originally from Nebraska but is a congressman from Colorado. After graduating from Tulane University and late the University iof Minnesota, Armstrong served from 1957-1963 in the Army National Guard. Between the years of 1963 and 1972, he held the positions of representative, senator, and senate majority leader all for the state of Colorado. Armstrong then served three terms in the United States House of Representatives (1972-1979), and then was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1979-1991. Donald G. Brotzman (1922-2004) was a Republican Representative from Colorado who held numerous positions within the United States government. He graduated from the University of Colorado and later the CU Law School and practiced law from 1950-1952. He then served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1952-1952. Brotzman subsequently held the positions of United States Attorney (1959-1961) and United States House of Representatives (1963-1965, 1967-1975). Peter Hoyt Dominik (1915-1981) was a Colorado congressman from Connecticut. In 1940, he graduate from Yale Law School and subsequently served in the Army Air Corps from 1954-1945. Dominik then move to Denver where he practiced law. He entered politics and was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives and held the office from 1957-1961. He then was elected to the United States Congress, served from 1961-1963, then was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1963-1975. In his later years, he was an ambassador to Switzerland until his passing in 1981. Floyd K. Haskell (1916-1998) was a Colorado Senator and Representative. He received a Law degree from Harvard Law School in 1941, and enlisted and served in the Army until 1945 when he began a career in politics. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives (1965-1968), United States Senator from Colorado (1973-1979). Haskell served in the Colorado House as a Republican but was elected to the Senate as a Democrat. He switched his party allegiance in result of his opposition to President Nixon’s actions in Indochina and the Vietnam War. Daniel Schaefer (1936-2006) was originally a Colorado politician originally from Iowa. He graduated from Potsdam University in 1964 after his time in the Units States Marine Corps (1955-1957). He was later elected to the Colorado Senate and served from 1979-1983. He was very active in Colorado state politics until he won a special election into he Unite States House of Representatives because the holder of the office passed away. He served in Congress from 1982-1999. David E. Skaggs (1943-present) is a lawyer, politician, and professor from Ohio. Skaggs graduated from the Yale School of Law in 1967 before serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972. He remained in the Marine Corps as a lawyer until 1978. His political career spanned the following years when he served in the Colorado House of Representatives (1980-1986) and the United States House of Representatives from Colorado (1987-1999). He spent the subsequent years of his life at the University of Colorado as an adjunct professor and then returned to Law and held important positions in numerous law firms. Timothy Endicott Wirth (1939-present) is a Congressmen from New Mexico. He graduated Harvard University in 1961 and later graduated from Stanford with a Ph.D. in education. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1975-1987. He then was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1987-1983. Ruth Wright is a Colorado lawyer, politician and activist. He graduate from the University of Colorado Law School and began actively helping local community groups such as the League of Women votes. She then served on the Colorado House of Representatives from 1980-1994. After her time in the legislature, she has become well known for her historical research on how the Inca used water. She continues her work in that field today.


1.5 linear feet

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Newsletters and reports from various Colorado elected representatives. Included are reports from Gordon Allott, William Armstrong, Don Brotzman, Peter H. Dominick, Floyd K. Haskell, Dan Schaefer, David Skaggs and Tim Wirth.


This collection is arranged in the following series: Series 1: Allot, Gordon - Senator, 1962-1972 Series 2: Armstrong, William L. - Senator, n.d. Series 3: Brotzman, Don - Congraessman, n.d. Series 4: Dominik, Peter H. - Senator, n.d. Series 5: Haskell, Floyd K. - Senator, n.d. Series 6: Schafer, Dan - Congressman, n.d. Series 7: Skaggs, David - Congressman, n.d. Series 8: Wirth, Time - Congressman, 1975-1984 Series 9: Writh, Tim - Senator, n.d. Series 10: Wright, Ruth - State Representative, 1989

Edited by Evan Fernández, February 2015
February 2015
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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States