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also known as August William Ritter Jr.

Governor of Colorado

Bill Ritter, American former Governor of Colorado. Board chair Project PAVE (Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education), 1992—2003; board member Mile High United Way, 1999—2004.


Ritter, Bill was born on September 6, 1956 in Aurora, Colorado, United States. Son of August William and Ethel Ritter.


Bachelor, Colorado State University, 1978. Juris Doctor, University Colorado School Law, Boulder, 1981.


Deputy district attorney City of Denver, 1981—1984, chief deputy district attorney, 1984—1987, 1992—1993, district attorney, 1993—2005. Coordinator Mongu Nutrition Group, Zambia, 1987—1990. Assistant United States attorney, criminal division United States Department Justice (Colorado district), Denver, 1990—1991.

Governor State of Colorado, 2007—2011. Director Center for New Energy Economy, senior scholar School Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, since 2011. Board member National Association Drug Court Professionals, 1995—2002.

Vice president National District Attorneys Association, 1995—2004. Chairman American Prosecutors Research Institute, 1998—2004. President Colorado District Attorneys Council, 1999—2000, 2003—2004.


Board chair Project PAVE (Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education), 1992—2003. Board member Mile High United Way, 1999—2004.


Married Jeannie L. Ritter. Children: August, Abe, Sam, Tally.

August William

Ethel Ritter

Jeannie L. Ritter

August Ritter

Abe Ritter

Sam Ritter

Tally Ritter