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retired estate planner , underwriter

Hartman Axley was American estate planner, underwriter. Chartered Life Underwriter, certified finance planner, accedited estate planner; chartered finance consultant; registered health underwriter.


Axley, Hartman was born on April 17, 1931 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Ralph Emerson and Katharine Nella (Hartman) Axley.


Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1956. MSFS, American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1983.


Associate attorney Holland & Hart, Denver, 1956—1958. Life underwriter Colorado Associates of Allmerica Finance (formerly State Mutual Companies), 1958—2003. Member board editorial advisors Finance Service Advisors (formerly Life and Health Insurance Sales), Lexington, Kentucky.

Member Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance Board, since 1995, vice president, since 2001. Member Denver Estate Planning Council, president, 1968-1969. Founding member Boulder County Estate Planning Council, since 1976.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter, certified finance planner, accedited estate planner. Chartered finance consultant. Registered health underwriter.


  • Other Work

    • Author: National Ski Patrol Ski Lift Evacuation Manual, 1975, National Ski Patrol Awards Manual, 1980.


Board director Metropolitan Denver Young Men’s Christian Association, 1978-1981, Southwest Denver Family Young Men’s Christian Association, chairman, 1978-1981. Member First Aider Mile High chapter American Red Cross, Denver, 1956-1986. Board director, officer Community Concert Association Denver, 1962-1965.

Board director Colorado Ski Museum, vice chair, since 2003. Chair Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, 1996-1999. Member National Ski Patrol Systems, since 1948, assistant national director, 1969-1976, Rocky Mountain division director, 1963-1969 (Minnie Dole award 1988, Schobinger Outstanding Administrator award 1973).

Member Olympic Ski Patrol, Squaw Valley, California, 1960. Member, patroller Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol, 1956-1985, front range director, 1961-1963. Coordinator badminton Rocky Mountain Senior Games, since 1987.

Captain United States Air Force (Judge Advocate General), 1952-1960. Member American Bar Association (real property, probate and trust section), National Association Estate Planners and Councils (board director 1970-1976, president 1974-1975, director emeritus since 1989, patron chair since 1975, accreditation committee since 1991, Hartman Axley award outstanding service and achievement 2004), National Association Estate Planners (founder, board director 1987), Society Finance Services Professionals (board director 1992-1995, western region vice president 1994-1995, national public relations committee 1990-1994, vice chair 1992, chair baby boomer research project 1990, Colorado-Wyoming liaison 1992-1997), Estate Planning Law Specialists, Inc. (founder, board director), American Society Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant (Rocky Mountain chapter board directors 1985-1991, president 1989-1990), Association Advanced Life Underwriters (Colorado liaison, 1996-2000), National Associate of Insurance and Finance Advisors (Wesley Whitney award 1995, qualifying and life, Million Dollar Round Table 1970-1985), Colorado Insurance Commissioner's Advisory Council (chairman since 1990), Colorado Association Commerce and Industry (Health Care Task Force 1990-1994), National and Colorado Associate of Insurance and Finance Advisors (National Quality award, National Sales Achievement award), Life Underwriter Charities, Inc.

(founder, board director 1989-1992), Metro Denver Association Health Underwriters (founder, board director 1990-1992, legislation chair 1990-1992), Colorado State Association Health Underwriters (charter since 1986, founder, board directors 1986-1992, legislation chair 1986-1992), National Association Health Underwriters (leading producers roundtable 1981-1989), United States Badminton Association (staff volunteer Olympic Games Atlanta 1996), University Wisconsin Alumni Association (board director 1970-1989, Spark Plug award 1977), Wisconsin Bar Association, Scabbard and Blade, Provost Corps, Denver Athletic Club (board director 1984-1987, Senior Athlete of Year 1997, Legend 2003), Phi Delta Phi, Phi Mu Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, badminton, deltiophile, singing, travel.


Married Marguerite Ann Thessin, September 4, 1954. Children: Colleen Lynn Axley Patrick, Timothy Hartman Axley.