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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.

Religion

The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.

Views

God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.

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:
William Beaseman Chenoweth

Child:
Wanda Elizabeth Chenoweth

Child:
John Edgar Chenoweth

Child:
James Richard Chenoweth

Child:
Ruth Anne Chenoweth