Denver County

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of Hon. Samuel H. Elbert of Denver, Colorado

Hon. Samuel H. Elbert, governor of the territory of Colorado 1873-74, chief justice of the supreme court 1876-82 and 1886-88, is one of the most distinguished citizens our state has ever had. Under appointment by President Lincoln as secretary of the territory, he came to Colorado in 1862 and his life since that time has been apart of the history of the state. As the chief executive of the territory, it was his aim to promote the welfare of the people; as chief justice of the supreme court, he was wise, impartial and fearless; as a citizen, he has ever …

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Hon. Alva Adams

Biography of Hon. Alva Adams

The opportunities which Colorado offers to young men of resolute purpose nowhere find a more illustrious exemplification than in the life of the present governor of the state, a man honored alike in the counsels of the commonwealth and in the circle of his personal acquaintances and friends. It was not due to mere luck that, seventeen years from the time when he hauled ties for the railroad, he was the incumbent of the office of chief executive, the highest position within the gift of the state. Not by chance did he rise from poverty to affluence; it was the …

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