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Congressman

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, 1915-1916.

Career

With, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, 1916-1917; with, Continental Oil Corporation, 1917-1920; with, 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.

Achievements

  • 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.

Views

Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

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

child:
Wanda Elizabeth Chenoweth

child:
John Edgar Chenoweth

child:
James Richard Chenoweth

child:
Ruth Anne Chenoweth

child:
William Beaseman Chenoweth