John Dennis Vanderhoof

John Dennis Vanderhoof

Birth
Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Death 19 Sep 2013 (aged 91)
Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Burial Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
Plot 8-B, B-2
Memorial ID 117506453 · View Source
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37th Colorado Governor. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the Governor of the State of Colorado from 1973 until 1975. After attaining his Associate of Arts Degree from Glendale College in California, he served as a pilot with the United States Navy during World War II. As a result of this experience, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, three Air Medals and two Purple Heart Medals. After the war, he worked in the banking industry, prior to entering the political arena in 1950 as a member of Colorado's House of Representatives, and remained in this capacity until 1970. He served as the Colorado House Speaker on two separate occasions from 1963 to 1964 and 1967 to 1970. Vanderhoof served as Lieutenant Governor from 1971 until 1973 and succeeded Governor John Arthur Love, when Love moved onto the national level to serve as the first Director of the Office of Energy Policy.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Dennis Vanderhoof (27 May 1922–19 Sep 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117506453, citing Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .