List of people from Colorado


List of people from Colorado

"', whether they lived, were born, or were raised there.

Coloradans have been prominent in many fields, including literature, entertainment, art, music, politics, and business. This list attempts to maintain biographical notability of significant Coloradans, and to organize historically important men and women hailing from Colorado.

Actors and entertainers

*Amy Adams (raised in Castle Rock, alumnus of Douglas County High School) – Film and television actress. Nominated for an Academy Award (2005), a Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), and a Golden Globe Award (2008). Starred in "Junebug" and "Enchanted". [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010736/awards Amy Adams (III) - Awards ] ]

*Tim Allen (born in Denver) – Film and television actor, comedian. Winner of a Golden Globe Award (1993, nominated five times) and nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award (1993). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000741/awards Tim Allen (I) - Awards ] ] Starred in "Home Improvement".

*Baby Marie (real name Marie Osborne; born in Denver) – Film actress and costumer. Starred in numerous silent films as a child.

*Roseanne Barr (lived in Denver) – Film and television actress, comedian. Winner of a Golden Globe Award (1993, nominated five times), nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award (1995), winner of a Primetime Emmy Award (1993, nominated four times), and nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award (1999). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001683/awards Roseanne - Awards ] ] Starred in "Roseanne" and was the host of "The Roseanne Show".

*Jessica Biel (lived in Boulder) – Film and television actress. Starred in "7th Heaven".

*Zachery Ty Bryan (born in Aurora) – Film and television actor. Starred in "Home Improvement".

*Lon Chaney (born in Colorado Springs) – Late film actor. Starred in numerous films of the 1910s and 1920s.

*Don Cheadle (lived in Denver, Colorado, alumnus of East High School) – Film and television actor. Nominated for an Academy Award (2005), winner of a Golden Globe Award (1999, nominated twice), winner of two Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001 and 2006, nominated seven times), and nominated four times for an Emmy Award. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000332/awards Don Cheadle - Awards ] ] Starred in "Devil in a Blue Dress", "Boogie Nights", "Traffic", "Hotel Rwanda", and "Crash".

*Ralph Edwards (born in Merino) – Late television host and producer. Long-time host and producer of "Truth or Consequences".

*Douglas Fairbanks (born in Denver, attended East High School and the Colorado School of Mines) – Late film actor. First president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1927-1929), and posthumous winner of an honorary Academy Award (1940). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001196/awards Douglas Fairbanks - Awards ] ] Starred in and produced numerous films during the 1910s and 1920s.

*Scott Lowell (born in Denver) – Film and television actor. Starred in "Queer as Folk".

*Hattie McDaniel (lived in Fort Collins and Denver, attended East High School) – Late film and television actress. Winner of an Academy Award (1940). Starred in "Gone with the Wind".

*Bill Murray (attended Regis University in Denver) – Film and television actor, comedian. Also part-owner of several minor league baseball teams. Nominated for an Academy Award (2004), winner of a Golden Globe Award (2004, nominated three times), nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award (2004), and nominated twice for an Emmy Award (1977 and 1979). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000195/awards Bill Murray (I) - Awards ] ] Starred in "Saturday Night Live", "Ghostbusters", "Rushmore", and "Lost in Translation".

*Trey Parker (born in Conifer, alumnus of Evergreen High School, attended University of Colorado at Boulder) – Actor, animator, director, producer, screenwriter. Nominated for an Academy Award (2000) and winner of two Emmy Awards (2005 and 2007, nominated seven times). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005295/awards Trey Parker (I) - Awards ] ] Co-creator of "South Park".

*Antoinette Perry (born in Denver) – Late stage actress and director. Co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. Posthumous namesake of the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, better known as the Tony Awards. [cite web | author = Filmbug | title = Antoinette Perry | url = http://www.filmbug.com/db/344209 | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Cassandra Peterson (also known as Elvira; lived in Colorado Springs, alumnus of Palmer High School) – Film and television actress. Starred in "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark".

*Matt Stone (lived in Denver and Littleton, alumnus of Heritage High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Actor, musician, producer, writer. Winner of two Emmy Awards (2005 and 2007, nominated seven times). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001778/awards Matt Stone (I) - Awards ] ] Co-creator of "South Park".

Athletes

*David Aardsma (lived in Greenwood Village; alumnus of Cherry Creek High School) – Major League Baseball player, currently as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

*Tom Ashworth (born in Denver; alumnus of Cherry Creek High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Player in the National Football League, most recently as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Member of three NFL Super Bowl champion teams (Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX, all with the New England Patriots).

*Earl W. Bascom (lived in Colorado) – Rodeo champion and Hall of Famer, invented and made rodeo's first hornless bronc saddle and rodeo's first one-hand bareback rigging, lived on the White Bear Ranch in Northwest Colorado in the late 1920s, married a cousin of Jack Dempsey. [cite web | author = Mary Bellis | title = Rodeo Innovations - Earl Bascom | url = http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventors/a/Earl_Bascom.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Chauncey Billups (born and raised in Denver; alumnus of George Washington High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Player in the National Basketball Association, currently as a member of the Detroit Pistons. Member of the NBA Finals champion Pistons team (2004). Selected as MVP of the NBA Finals (2004) and three times for the NBA All-Star Game (2006, 2007 and 2008).

*Ronnie Bradford (lived in Commerce City; alumnus of Adams City High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Former player in the National Football League (1993-2002) as a member of the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings. Currently the special teams coach of the Broncos.

*Jack Dempsey (born in Manassa) – Late professional boxer. Nicknamed "the Manassa Mauler". Regarded as boxing's World Heavyweight Champion from 1919 to 1926. [cite web | author = International Boxing Hall of Fame | title = Jack Dempsey | url = http://www.ibhof.com/dempsey.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02] Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1990). Author of two books relating to hand-to-hand combat.

*John Elway (lives in Englewood) – Former player in the National Football League (1984-1999) as a member of the Denver Broncos. Currently part-owner of the Colorado Crush, a team in the Arena Football League. Member of two NFL Super Bowl champion teams (Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII). Selected as the NFL MVP (1987), the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII, twice as the UPI AFC Offensive Player of the Year (1987 and 1993), five times for the AP NFL All-Pro team, and nine times for the NFL Pro Bowl. Inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame (1999), College Football Hall of Fame (2000), and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2004).

*Alex English (lived in Denver) – Former player in the National Basketball Association (1976-1991) as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Currently an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. Selected seven times for the NBA All-Star Game. Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (1997).

*Rich Gossage (born in Colorado Springs, lives in Highlands Ranch) – Former Major League Baseball player (1972-1994) as a member of the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and Seattle Mariners. Nicknamed "Goose". Member of the MLB World Series champion Yankees team in 1978. Selected twelve times for the MLB All-Star Game. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (2008).

*Kevin Kouzmanoff (lived in Evergreen, alumnus of Evergreen High School) – Major League Baseball player, currently a member of the San Diego Padres.

*Buddy Lazier (born in Vail) – Auto racing driver. Winner of the Indy Racing League championship (2000) and the Indianapolis 500 (1996). Awarded the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Scott Brayton Trophy (2003).

*Bobby Unser (born in Colorado Springs) – Auto racing driver. Two-time winner of the USAC/CART Indy Car championship (1968 and 1974), three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1968, 1975 and 1981) and thirteen-time winner of the Open-Wheel Class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1990), the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1994), and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (1997).

*Jerry Unser (born in Colorado Springs) – Late auto racing driver. Winner of the USAC Stock Car championship (1957).

*Amy Van Dyken (born in Denver, alumnus of Cherry Creek High School) – Competitive swimmer. Winner of six Olympic gold medals (four in 1996, two in 2000), three FINA World Championship gold medals (1998) and three Pan American Games gold medals (1995).

Business and community leaders

*William Bent (lived near present-day La Junta) – Along with his three brothers, William Bent developed the first trade empire in the Colorado Region at Bent's Fort in 1833. As tensions grew between white settlers and Native Americans Bent became a peace negotiator for both sides as his wives were Indian and he befriended the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. [cite web | author = PBS | title = William Bent | url = http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/bent.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Charles Boettcher (lived in Colorado) – Made his initial fortune during the Leadville silver boom by providing miners with supplies. He took his money and made various fortunes in many Colorado industries such as meatpacking, sugar, and railroads. His name lives on through the philanthropic work of the Boettcher Foundation. [cite web | author = The City and County of Denver | title = Charles Boettcher | url = http://www.denvergov.org/AboutDenver/history_char_boettcher.asp | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Adolph Coors (lived in Golden) – Based out of Golden, Coors established his now famous brewery in 1873 using the region’s famous mountain spring water. Coors is presently the nation’s third largest brewer, and the family has been active in Colorado politics and philanthropy. [cite web | author = Rob Levine | title = Castle Rock Foundation | url = http://www.mediatransparency.org/funderprofile.php?funderID=14 | accessdate = 2006-06-02 ]

*John Jay Joslin (lived in Denver) – Late retail entrepreneur. Founder of the Joslin Dry Goods Company, later to become Joslins.

*Lloyd King (lived in Arvada) – Late grocery entrepreneur. Founder of King Soopers, now part of the Kroger group.

*Bob Magness (lived in Denver) – Founder of Tele-Communications Incorporated (TCI), and by doing so made Denver a telecommunication hub. Also remembered as a generous philanthropist in his numerous donations to the University of Colorado, University of Denver Boy Scouts of America, and the underprivileged.

*David May (lived in Manitou Springs, Leadville and Denver) – Late retail entrepreneur. Founder of the May Department Stores Company.

*General William Jackson Palmer (lived in Colorado Springs) – Founder of the Town of Colorado Springs (today one of the top fifty American cities in terms of population). One of the railroad pioneers. Developed the first narrow gauge railroad system, the Denver and Rio Grande. Also owned the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, which for several decades was the economic center of Pueblo. [cite web | author = The American Civil War | title = William J. Palmer - A Biographical Sketch | url = http://www.swcivilwar.com/15PalmerBiography.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*The Prinster family (lived in Grand Junction and La Junta) – Grocery entrepreneurs. Founders of City Market, now part of the Kroger group.

*Horace Tabor (lived in Leadville) – Horace Austin Warner Tabor a.k.a. "Silver Dollar Tabor'" and "The Bonanza King of Leadville", was an American prospector, businessman, and politician. [cite web | author = Colorado State Archives | title = Colorado State Archives: Lieutenant Governors | url = http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/offic/ltgov.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

Explorers and pioneers

*Jack Swigert (born in Denver) – Swigert was an astronaut aboard Apollo 13, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and eventual winner of the Sixth Congressional District. Swigert died of bone cancer before he could take his oath of office.

Literary figures

*Clive Cussler (lives in Golden) – Best-selling novelist known for his work "Raise the Titanic", "Night Probe", and "Deep Six". His shipwreck themed texts often are an extension of his National Underwater and Marine Agency’s shipwreck expeditions. [cite web | author = National Underwater and Marine Agency | title = Clive Cussler | url = http://www.numa.net/clive_cussler.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Eugene Field (lived in Denver) – Poet and journalist known for his work in children’s literature, wrote such poems as "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod".

*Allen Ginsberg (lived in Boulder) – Beat Poet, Author of Howl and Kaddish, Co-founder of the Naropa Institute’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder in 1969. [cite web | author = Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | title = Allen Ginsberg's Life | url = http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/ginsberg/life.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02 ]

*Horace Greeley (Never lived in Greeley However the city was named after him) – Publisher & Editor of the New York Tribune. Greeley organized the Utopian Union Colony at Greeley in 1869. [cite web | author = Steve Avery | title = Horace Greeley | url = http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h150.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Helen Hunt Jackson (lived in Colorado Springs) – In 1873, Jackson began writing about the relationship between Coloradoans and the Native Indian Tribes. Jackson is often remembered for her brave stance in novels like "A Century of Dishonor" and "Ramona". [cite web | author = Colorado Women's Hall of Fame | title = Helen Hunt Jackson | url = http://www.cogreatwomen.org/jackson.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Ken Kesey (born in La Junta, Colorado) – Author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

*James Albert Michener (attended college in Greeley) – Worked as a professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where his archives are presently held. His 1,000 plus page novel, Centennial, is about Colorado history.

*Sayyid Qutb

*Dalton Trumbo (born in Montrose, Colorado) – Author of "Johnny Got His Gun" and Academy Award winning screenwriter for his work in "The Brave One". He also wrote the scripts for "Spartacus", "Exodus", "Hawaii", and "Papillon". His reputation was marred when he was blacklisted during the 1950’s McCarthy trials with the "Hollywood 10." [cite web | author = Books and Writers | title = Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) | url = http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/trumbo.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Connie Willis (Lives in Greeley, Colorado) – An American science fiction writer. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s.

Military leaders

*Erwin J. Boydston (enlisted in Colorado) – Recipient of the United States Navy Medal of Honor for his service during the Boxer Rebellion.

*Arleigh Burke (born in Boulder) – An admiral of the United States Navy during World War II along with the Korean War. Later the Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration.

*Louis H. Carpenter – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for meritorious service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Francis S. Dodge – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (lived in Denver) – Married West Point graduate Dwight David Eisenhower in 1916 in her Lafayette St home. She was a military wife, becoming First Lady 1953–1961.

*Dwight David Eisenhower (married in Denver) – organized the temporary location of Lowry Air Force Base, Denver for a new service academy United States Air Force Academy. In 1954 Colorado Springs won the location for the new USAFA site. As President, his official airplanes, Lockheed Constellation were 'The Columbine', Colorado's state flower. Several times President Eisenhower was treated for cardiac events at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital.

*Edward P. Grimes – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*William R. Grove (enlisted in Colorado) – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service during the Philippine-American War.

*William P. Hall – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Henry Johnson – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service as a "Buffalo Soldier" in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*John S. Lawton – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*John Merrill – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for gallant service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*George Moquin – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for gallant service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Edward F. Murphy – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for gallant service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Wilhelm O. Philipsen – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*John A. Poppe – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for gallant service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*Hampton M. Roach – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

*George W. Wallace (enlisted in Colorado) – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service during the Philippine-American War.

*Jacob Widmer – Recipient of the United States Army Medal of Honor for his service in Colorado during the Indian Wars.

Musicians

*Jello Biafra (real name Eric Boucher, born in Boulder, lived in Denver) – Singer, songwriter. Current owner of Alternative Tentacles record label. Former member of the punk band Dead Kennedys. [ [http://www.alternativetentacles.com/bandinfo.php?band=jello Alternative Tentacles - Bands ] ]

*Big Head Todd and the Monsters (formed at the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Rock band. Two of the band's albums have reached Billboard's Top 40 Album charts (1993, 1994), with one ("Sister Sweetly") certified Platinum by the RIAA. [cite web | author = MTV Networks | title = Big Head Todd & the Monsters | url = http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/big_head_todd_the_monsters/artist.jhtml | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Tommy Bolin (lived in Boulder) – Late guitarist. Former member of Zephyr, James Gang, and Deep Purple.

*Antonia Brico (lived in Denver) – Late conductor and pianist. Former conductor of the Brico Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Symphony Orchestra. [cite web | author = Marin Alsop | title = CSO more important to community than ever | url = http://www.marinalsop.com/fea_dpo.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*John Denver (real name Henry Deutschendorf Jr., lived in Aspen) – Late singer, guitarist, songwriter. Winner of a Grammy Award (1997) and a posthumous Grammy Hall of Fame Award (1998). Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1996). Named the official Poet Laureate of the State of Colorado (1977), with his song "Rocky Mountain High" named as one of the state's official songs. [cite web | author = Epinions, Incorporated | title = Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver | url = http://www.epinions.com/content_3874398340 | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*DeVotchKa (formed in Denver) – Rock band. Nominated for a Grammy Award (2006). Assisted in composing and performing the score for the film "Little Miss Sunshine".

*Bryan Erickson (lives in Westminster) – Singer, producer. Member of the bands Velvet Acid Christ and Toxic Coma.

*The Fluid (formed in Denver) – Grunge band.

*The Fray (formed in Denver) – Rock band. Nominated for two Grammy Awards (2007). Their album "How to Save a Life" has been certified Double-Platinum by the RIAA.

*India.Arie (born as India Arie Simpson in Denver) – Singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer. Winner of two Grammy Awards (2003, nominated sixteen times). Her three released albums have all hit Billboard's Top 40 Albums chart and have been certified by the RIAA as either Platinum or Multi-Platinum sellers.

*Ronnie Lane (lived and died in Trinidad) – Late singer, songwriter, bass guitarist. Member of the bands Small Faces and Faces, and founder of his own backing band Slim Chance.

*Glenn Miller (full name Alton Glenn Miller, lived in Fort Morgan and Boulder, alumnus of Fort Morgan High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Late trombonist, band leader. Leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the United States Army Air Force Band. At the time of his death, one fifth of all music played on jukeboxes was a Glenn Miller creation. [cite web | author = University of Colorado at Boulder | title = And the Grammy Goes to ... CU-Boulder's Glenn Miller | url = http://www.colorado.edu/news/tributes/glennmiller/ | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*OneRepublic (formed in Colorado Springs) – Rock band. Their album "Dreaming Out Loud" has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

*Paul Whiteman (born in Denver) – Considered the "King of Jazz." After selling two million records with "The Japanese Sandman", Whiteman added to his fame by being one the first nationally broadcast jazz musicians. Whiteman is remembered for his ability to fuse jazz and classical in hits like "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Whispering" . After founding the Whiteman Award competition, he was made music director of the NBC Blue Network (now referred to as ABC). [cite web | author = Answers.com | title = Paul Whiteman | url = http://www.answers.com/topic/paul-whiteman | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Yonder Mountain String Band (based in Nederland, Colorado) – Bluegrass jam band whose fan base has been fueled primarily through live performances since their inception in 1998. Their fourth, and self-titled, 2006 studio album is their first release with a major label. [cite web | author = Yonder Mountain String Band biography | url = http://www.yondermountain.com |accessdate = 2006-08-02 |title = ?]

*Ace Young (born and raised in Denver) – American Idol finalist. [cite web | author = FOX Network | title = Ace Young | url = http://www.americanidol.com/contestants/ace_young/ | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

Political and popular leaders

*Casimo Barela (lived in Colorado) – Known as a highly respected legislator whose career in the Colorado Senate spanned 25 continuous years. Casimo Barela also was a member of Colorado’s Constitutional Convention of 1875. Elected from Las Animas County, Barela was instrumental in ensuring the bi-lingual printing of Colorado laws. [cite web | author = Diana DeGette | title = Famous Coloradoans | url = http://www.house.gov/degette/famous.shtml | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*William B. Ebbert (lived in Rocky Ford, Pueblo, and Cortez) – Served in Colorado General Assembly, 1889–1890 (Republican); 1907–1908 (Democrat); 1911–1912 (Democrat). Rancher, farmer, poet, and Civil War veteran. Authored legislation to require meat inspection prior to slaughter. Battled Anti-Saloon League during the 1910 Assembly campaign in Montezuma. Active in local agricultural causes. Served in various leadership posts in the legislature. Ran for Speaker of the Assembly in 1911. Author of "On Colorado's Fair Mesas" (1897). Died in 1927 in Cortez.

*John Kerry (born in Aurora) – Current United States Senator from Massachusetts. Ran as the Democratic nominee for President in 2004. [cite web | author = John Kerry | title = Biography | url = http://kerry.senate.gov/v3/about/biography.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Benjamin Lindsey (lived in Denver) – Pioneer of the Juvenile Court System, and child welfare advocate. Lindsey served as a Denver Judge from 1900 to 1927 promoting controversial views like juvenile rehabilitation, trial marriage, and sex education. He was almost disbarred during the 1920s by the Ku Klux Klan political machine when he spoke against their organization.

*Chief Ouray (lived in Colorado) – A Native American leader of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute Tribe of southwestern Colorado. [cite web | author = Colorado State Capitol | title = Colorado State Capitol Virtual Tour | url = http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/cap/rotunda.htm | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Byron R. White (born and raised in Denver; graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder) – Appointed by President John F. Kennedy as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; served from 1962 until retiring to senior status in 1993. [cite web | author = University of Colorado at Boulder | title = CU-Boulder Chancellor, President, Law School Dean Laud Scholar-Athlete Byron White | url = http://www.colorado.edu/NewsServices/byronwhite/ | accessdate = 2006-06-02] Also famed as a football player, both in college (with the CU Buffaloes) and professionally in the NFL (with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions).

See also:
*"List of Governors of Colorado"
*"List of United States Senators from Colorado"
*"List of United States Representatives from Colorado"
*"List of mayors of Denver"

Visual artists

*Robert Adams (lived in Colorado) – Photographer of the western landscape. Uses the images to express the relationship between Man and the environment. Has received two John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, the McArthur Foundation's "genius" Grant, and has worked on the permanent collections of several museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [cite web | author = Vera List Center for Art and Politics | title = Robert Adams | url = http://www.online.newschool.edu/iat97/Documenta/adams.html | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Earl W. Bascom (lived in Colorado) – Artist, sculptor known as the "Cowboy of Cowboy Artists", a cousin to western artist Frederic Remington, lived and worked in Northwest Colorado during the late 1920s.

*John Fabian Carlson (lived in Colorado Springs) – Late painter. Director and an instructor at the Broadmoor Academy, a precursor to the current Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. [http://www.csfineartscenter.org/pc-looking.asp Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center ] ] Also founder of the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting. [ [http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?artist=5778 John Carlson - Artist, Art - John Fabian Carlson ] ]

*William Henry Jackson (lived in Denver) – Starting as photographer for the United States Geological Survey and Union Pacific Railroad, he created one of the largest and most expansive western photographic collections in the world. He opened his own private photo gallery in 1879, and died Colorado’s preeminent photographer. [cite web | author = Brigham Young University | title = William Henry Jackson Photograph and Art Work Collection | url = http://www.lib.byu.edu/jackson/ | accessdate = 2006-06-02]

*Robert Reid (lived in Colorado Springs) – Late painter. Instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cooper Union, and the Broadmoor Academy.

Other prominent or notable people

*Marvin Heemeyer

See also

*List of people from Denver
*State of Colorado
*

References

External links

* [http://www.colorado.gov/ The State of Colorado]


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