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J. Edgar Chenoweth

J. Edgar Chenoweth, American congressman. Helped establish eight military installations in Colorado, including the Air Force Academy and the Fort Carson Army base. Trustee Colorado Woman's College; Member Masons, Eagles, Elks, Trinidad Rotary.

Background

  • Chenoweth, J. Edgar was born on August 17, 1897 in Trinidad, Colorado, United States. Son of Thomas Beaseman and Esther Rebecca (Shamberger) Chenoweth.

  • Education

    • Student, University Colorado, 1916.

    Career

    • With Colorado & Southern Railway Company, 1916-1917, Continental Oil Corporation, 1917-1920, Colorado Supply Company, 1920-1926. Police magistrate Trinidad, 1925-1927. Assistant district attorney 3d Judicial District Colorado, 1929-1933.

      County judge Las Animas Company, 1933-1941. Member 77th-80th, 82d to 88th United States Congress, from 3d Colorado District. Chairman Republican State Century, Central Committee of Colorado, 1937-1940.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Colorado 1925. Helped establish eight military installations in Colorado, including the Air Force Academy and the Fort Carson Army base.

    Politics

    Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

    Views

    Christians with differing approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Trustee Colorado Woman's College. Member Masons, Eagles, Elks, Trinidad Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Ollevia Crews, December 25, 1919. Children: William Beaseman, Wanda Elizabeth, John Edgar, James Richard, Ruth Anne.
    • father: Thomas Beaseman Chenoweth
    • mother: Esther Rebecca (Shamberger) Chenoweth
    • spouse: Ruth Ollevia Crews
    • children: William Beaseman Chenoweth
    • Wanda Elizabeth Chenoweth
    • John Edgar Chenoweth
    • James Richard Chenoweth
    • Ruth Anne Chenoweth
    J. Edgar Chenoweth
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    Born August 17, 1897
    Died January 22, 1986
    (aged 88)
    • 1916
      University Colorado
    • 1916 - 1917
      With Colorado & Southern Railway Company
    • 1917 - 1920
      With Colorado & Southern Railway Company
    • 1920 - 1926
      With Colorado & Southern Railway Company
    • 1925 - 1927
      police magistrate Trinidad
    • 1929 - 1933
      assistant, district attorney 3d Judicial District Colorado
    • 1933 - 1941
      county judge Las Animas Company