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  Hilliard, Benjamin C.
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  1905-01-01  
 
NameBenjamin C. Hilliard
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Denver, Colorado , United States
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Born January 09, 1868
DiedAugust 07, 1951 (83 years)
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Jun 30, 2019 10:46am
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Infoborn near Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, January 9, 1868; attended the public schools of Iowa and Kansas; taught school in Kansas; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1891; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kansas City, Mo.; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1893; city attorney of Highlands, Colo., in 1896 and 1897; county attorney of Elbert County, Colo., 1897-1907; county attorney of Grand County 1909-1913; member of the State house of representatives in 1902; member of the Denver Board of Education 1900-1902, 1904-1909, and 1913-1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law; elected justice of the supreme court of Colorado in 1930 and served as chief justice in 1939 and 1940; reelected in 1940 and again in 1950; again became chief justice in January 1949; died in Denver, Colo., August 7, 1951; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.


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  09/08/1942 CO US Senate - D Primary Lost 38.01% (-23.98%)
  11/02/1926 CO District 1 Lost 41.70% (-13.16%)
  09/09/1924 CO US Senate - Special D Primary Lost 27.52% (-44.97%)
  11/07/1922 CO District 1 Lost 42.91% (-12.57%)
  11/02/1920 CO District 1 Lost 33.07% (-33.86%)
  11/05/1918 CO District 1 Lost 11.91% (-42.28%)
  11/07/1916 CO District 1 Won 48.53% (+6.48%)
  11/03/1914 CO District 1 Won 40.56% (+7.13%)
  11/08/1910 CO Senate 01 (Class A) Lost 10.56% (-1.60%)
  11/04/1902 CO State House - Arapahoe, Boulder, Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln Won 50.80% (+5.06%)
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