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James Bradley Orman

James Bradley Orman, American ex-governor. Member of city council, Pueblo, several terms; member Colorado Legislature, 1880-1884; Mason 32°.

Background

  • Orman, James Bradley was born on November 4, 1849 in Muscatine, Iowa, United States. Son of of John and Sarah Josephine (Bradley) O.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools of Iowa, and worked on father’s farm. Removed to Denver, 1869.

    Career

    • William P. Martin, of Pueblo, Colorado, September 27, 1877. Engaged with brother, William A., as contractor, building the Kansas Paacific Railway, Sheridan to Denver. Also filled many other contracts on Kansas Pacific, Colorado Midland, Canadian Pacific, Oregon Pacific, Elk Mountain, Texas, Santa Fe & Northern, Florence & Cripple Creek, Crystal River, and other roads, including the entire Colorado & Northwestern.

      Also built large irrigating canals. Large holder real estate in Pueblo, Denver and Trinidad, Colorado, coal lands in Huerfano Company, Colorado. Identified with and was 5 years president, Pueblo St. Railway.

      Identified with large mining interests. Built Government Gunnison Canal near Montrose, Colorado. President Bankers Consolidated Mines, Ouray, Colorado, and Oro Hondo mine, Lead City, South Dakot.

    Membership

    Member of city council, Pueblo, several terms. Member Colorado Legislature, 1880-1884. Mason 32°.

    Connections

    • Married Nellie, d.
    • spouse: Nellie
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