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  Aspinall, Wayne
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1965-01-01  
 
NameWayne Aspinall
Address
Grand Junction, Colorado , United States
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Born April 03, 1896
DiedOctober 09, 1983 (87 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedBrentinCO
Apr 07, 2018 12:35am
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Infoborn in Middleburg, Logan County, Ohio, April 3, 1896; moved with his parents to Palisade, Mesa County, Colo., in 1904; attended the public schools; studied at the University of Denver until the First World War, then enlisted in the Air Service of the Signal Corps and served as a corporal and staff sergeant until discharged as a flying cadet; returned to the University of Denver and graduated in 1919; taught school in Palisade, Colo., 1919-1921; president of the Mount Lincoln School District School Board 1920-1922; graduated from the Denver Law School in 1925; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Palisade, Colo.; also engaged in the peach-orchard industry; again taught school 1925-1933; member of Palisade Board of Trustees 1926-1934; district counsel of the Home Owners Loan Corporation in western Colorado in 1933 and 1934; member of the State house of representatives 1931-1934 and in 1937 and 1938, serving as Democratic whip in 1933, and as speaker in 1937 and 1938; served in the State senate 1939-1948 and was Democratic whip in 1939, majority floor leader in 1941, and minority floor leader 1943-1947; during the Second World War was commissioned a captain in Military Government in 1943, serving overseas as a legal expert with the American and English forces; participated in the Normandy drive with the English Second Army; was discharged on December 14, 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1973); chairman, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Eighty-sixth through Ninety-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Palisade, Colo., until his death there October 9, 1983; cremated; ashes interred at Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery, Grand Junction, Colo.


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Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son Owen Stuart Aspinall 1927-1997

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  09/12/1972 CO District 4 - D Primary Lost 46.87% (-6.26%)
  11/03/1970 CO District 4 Won 55.08% (+10.17%)
  09/08/1970 CO District 4 - D Primary Won 71.82% (+43.63%)
  11/05/1968 CO District 4 Won 54.69% (+9.39%)
  11/08/1966 CO District 4 Won 58.61% (+17.21%)
  11/03/1964 CO District 4 Won 63.01% (+26.03%)
  11/06/1962 CO District 4 Won 58.65% (+17.29%)
  11/08/1960 CO District 4 Won 68.54% (+37.08%)
  11/04/1958 CO District 4 Won 63.61% (+27.22%)
  11/06/1956 CO District 4 Won 61.76% (+23.52%)
  11/02/1954 CO District 4 Won 53.49% (+6.98%)
  11/04/1952 CO District 4 Won 50.02% (+0.04%)
  11/07/1950 CO District 4 Won 57.30% (+14.60%)
  11/02/1948 CO District 4 Won 51.86% (+3.72%)
  11/05/1946 CO Senate 16 Won 59.36% (+18.73%)
  11/03/1942 CO Senate 16 Won 53.05% (+6.11%)
  11/08/1938 CO Senate 16 Won 52.58% (+5.16%)
  01/06/1937 CO House Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1936 CO State House - Mesa Won 33.19% (+2.28%)
  11/08/1932 CO State House - Mesa Won 52.33% (+9.42%)
  11/04/1930 CO State House - Mesa Won 55.57% (+11.15%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CO US President - Nov 02, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford
US President National Vote - Nov 02, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford