logo logo

Richard Douglas Lamm

Richard Douglas Lamm, American lawyer, former governor. Bar: Colorado 1962; Certified Public Accountant, Colorado. President Denver Young Democrats, 1963; vice president Colorado Young Democrats, 1964; member Conservation Foundation, Denver Center Performing Arts Center for Growth Alternatives, Central City Opera House Association; Member of Western Governor Association (chairman 1985-1986), National Governor Association.

Background

  • Lamm, Richard Douglas was born on August 3, 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Arnold E. and Mary (Townsend) Lamm.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Wisconsin, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University California, Berkeley, 1961. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Regis College.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Denver. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College. Doctorate in Public Administration (honorary), Drexel.

      University.

    Career

    • Accountant, Salt Lake City, 1958, Ernst & Ernst, Denver, 1961-1962. Attorney Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission, 1962-1963, Jones, Meiklejohn, Kilroy, Kehl & Lyons, Denver, 1963-1965. Sole practice, 1965-1974.

      Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1966-1974, assistant minority leader, 1971-1974. Governor State of Colorado, 1975-1987. Now special counsel Berliner, Boyle, Kaplan, Zisser & Walter (formerly O'Connor & Hannan), Denver.

      Director Center for Public Policy & Contemporary University Denver, since 1987. Associate professor law University Denver, 1969-1974. Chairman natural resource and environmental management committee National Governor's Association, 1978-1979, member, from 1979, also member executive committee and environment committee, and chairman task force on synthetic fuels.

      Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1980. Adjunct professor University Colorado School Public Policy, Denver, 1983-1987. Visiting professor University Colorado Graduate School Public Affairs, 1984-1985.

      Distinguished professor history University New Orleans, Innsbruck, Austria, 1987. Public member Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, since 1994. Served as 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Colorado 1962; Certified Public Accountant, Colorado.

    Works

    • Co-author: Pioneers & Politicians, 1984, The Immigration Time Bomb: The Fragmenting of America, 1985. Author: Megatraumas: America at the Year 2000, 1985. Co-author: Nineteen Eighty-Eight, 1985.

    Membership

    President Denver Young Democrats, 1963. Vice president Colorado Young Democrats, 1964. Member Conservation Foundation, Denver Center Performing Arts Center for Growth Alternatives, Central City Opera House Association.

    Member of Western Governor Association (chairman 1985-1986), National Governor Association.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Vennard, May 11, 1963. Children: Scott Hunter, Heather Susan.
    • father: Arnold E. Lamm
    • mother: Mary (Townsend) Lamm
    • spouse: Dorothy Vennard
    • children: Scott Hunter Lamm
    • Heather Susan Lamm
    Richard Douglas Lamm
    See on larger map
    Born August 3, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1957
      University Wisconsin
    • 1961
      University California
    • 1958
      Accountant
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      Accountant
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      attorney, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission
      Jones, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      attorney, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1965 - 1974
      sole practice
    • 1975 - 1987
      governor State of Colorado
    • 1987
      director, Center for Public Policy & Contemporary University Denver
    • show more ...