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Law educator , State official

Ellen Joanne Chestnutt, American State official ( law: pract. & administration)CriminalFamily and matrimonialstate official, law educator. Recipient Distinguished Faculty award National District Attorneys College Law, 1976, Annual Dorothy Forney award UnitedCoun. Welfare Fraud, 1988.


Chestnutt, Ellen Joanne was born on May 15, 1928 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Arthur Herman and Lydia Boaz (Groff) Ziemann.


Bar: Wisconsin 1952, United States District Court Wisconsin 1952, Colorado 1964, United States District Court Colorado 1964.


Editor Shepards Citations, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1952-1954. Private practice, 1964-1968. Chief deputy district attorney, 1966-1985.

Appeal referee Colorado Department Labor, 1985-1986. Instructor law Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, 1978-1996. Retired, 1996

Instructor law Chapman College.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1952, United States district Court Wisconsin 1952, Colorado 1964, United States District Court Colorado 1964.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.


Task force on child support Department of Health, 1974. Advisory committee Federal Child Support Law Regulations, 1975, citizens advisory committee Department Social Services, 1988-1993. Speaker Secretaries National Conference on Fraud, Abuse, and Error, 1978.

Judge regional science fair, 1978-1988. Vice president Longfellow School Parent-Teachers Association, Colorado Springs. Volunteer swimming instructor Young Men’s Christian Association.

Board directors Salvation Army. Citizens advisory committee, block captain Colorado Springs Police Department. Election judge Republican Party, since 1988.

Member National Association Parliamentarians (president Henry Martyn Robert parliamentarian unit 1996-1998, registered parliamentarian, since 1996, secretary Colorado Springs unit, 2001-2003, secretary professional parliamentary research unit since 2002, president parliamentary unit since 2003, president Colorado Springs unit, since 2003), Wisconsin Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association (past secretary, trustee), Colorado Womens Bar Association (Silver honoree), National Child Support Enforcement Association (honorary life), National District Attorneys Association, Colorado Family Support Council (past president), United Council on Welfare Fraud (past president), Colorado Welfare Fraud Council (past president), National Reciprocal Family Support Enforcement Association (past president), Pikes Peak Genealogical Society (past vice president, past parliamentarian), Alpha Gamma Delta (past vice president alumni association).


Married William John Chestnutt, September 3,1954. Children: David William C., Douglas John C., Gregory Mark C., Timothy Eric C. Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin.

Arthur Herman Ziemann

Lydia Boaz (Groff) Ziemann

William John Chestnutt

David William C. Chestnutt

Douglas John C. Chestnutt

Gregory Mark C. Chestnutt

Timothy Eric C. Bachelor of Science Chestnutt

U. Wis Chestnutt