George Alfred Carlson

George Alfred Carlson

Birth
Alta, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Death 6 Dec 1926 (aged 50)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 7365365 · View Source
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Colorado Governor. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1902, earned a degree from the University of Colorado in 1904, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Fort Collins, Colorado. Entering politics, he was the district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District, (1908-14). In 1914, he was elected as Republican the 20th Governor of Colorado, serving until 1917. During his term in office, he advocated the necessity for legislation that endorsed the support of labor and the deterrence of strikes. Also a workman's compensation law was enacted, as well as a prohibition law and the Industrial Relations Commission was created. Being defeated for reelection, he returned to private law practice until his death at 50.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Apr 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Alfred Carlson (23 Oct 1876–6 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7365365, citing Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .