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Howard Stanley Dempsey (Howard Stanley Dempsey)

Stanley Dempsey, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Mining Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law.


Dempsey, Howard Stanley was born on August 12, 1939 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of Howard Taft and Katheryn Alice (Prichard) Dempsey.


Student, Colorado School Mines, 1957. Bachelor of Arts Colorado, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Colorado, 1964.

Certified, Harvard School Business, 1969.


Indiana mine operator, Colorado and Wyoming, 1958-1960;industrial engineer, Climax Molybdenum Company, Golden, Colorado, 1960-1961;assistant resident attorney, Climax Molybdenum Company, Golden, Colorado, 1964-1965;resident attorney, Climax Molybdenum Company, Golden, Colorado, 1965-1968;division attorney western operations, Climax Molybdenum Company, Golden, Colorado, 1968-1972;general attorney law department western area, director environmental affairs, AMAX Coal Company Inc., Denver, 1972-1976;vice president, AMAX Coal Company Inc., Denver, 1977-1983;partner, Arnold & Porter, Denver, 1983-1987;president, Denver Mining Finance Company, since 1987;chairman, chief Executive officer, Royal Gold, Inc., Denver, since 1987;also board directors, Royal Gold, Inc., Denverpresident, Environmental Strategies, Inc., since 1991. Chairman AMAX Coal Company Australia Ltd., 1980-1983. Chairman, Executive Committee AMAX Coal Company Iron Ore, 1980-1983.

Board directors, deputy chairman Australian Consolidated Mines Ltd., 1980-1983. Board directors Hazen Research, Inc., Golden, Colorado, Dakota Mining Corporation, Denver, Behre Dolbear, Denver.


Legal research assistant Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, 1962-1964, trustee, president, 1979-1980. President Colorado Mining Association, 1979-1980. Board directors Colorado History Foundation, since 1997, Governor National Mining Hall of Fame, since 1997.

Member National Mining Association (chairman public lands committee 1994-2000, 04, chairman MINEPAC 2000-2002), American Bar Association (chairman hard minerals committee 1975-1977), Colorado Bar Association (council member mineral law section 1975-1979), Colorado Natural Resources Law Center (board directors 1998-2000), Continental Divide Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1967-1968), Colorado History Society (board directors, chairman 1991-1994), Society Mining Law Antiquarians (co-founder), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Mining History Association (president 1992-1994), Mountain States Employers Council (board directors since 1990), Rotary, Rollings Hills Country Club(Golden), American Alpine Club, University Club, Harvard Club (New York City).


Married Judith Rose Enyart, August 20, 1960. Children: Howard Stanley, Whitney Owen, Bradford Evan, Matthew Charles.