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John Arthur Love

lawyer , Governor of Colorado

John Arthur Love, American lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1941. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross (2); decorated Air medal with 4 oak leaf clusters. Chairman, Republican Governors Association, 1966-1967. Served with United States Navy, 1941-1942, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Governors Association (president 1969-1970), Denver Country Club, University (Denver). Lodges: Rotary.

Background

Love, John Arthur was born on November 29, 1916 in Gibson City, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur C. and Mildred (Shaver) Love.

Education

Bachelor, University Denver, 1938. Bachelor of Laws, University Denver, 1941. Doctor of Laws, University Denver, 1963.

Doctor of Laws, Colorado College, 1964.

Career

At age five, John Love moved with his family to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Love received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1938 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Denver School of Law in 1941. Love started a law practice in Colorado Springs after the war.

Rebecca grew up to serve as a justice of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1995 to 2006. In 1962, Love defeated incumbent Colorado Governor Stephen L.R. McNichols. In 1973, John Love resigned the governorship to become the nation's first Director of the Office of Energy Policy (nicknamed the "Energy Czar") in the administration of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.

Lieutenant Governor John David Vanderhoof assumed the office of Governor upon Governor Love's resignation. Love resigned as Director after five months due to the political turmoil in the final days of the Nixon Administration. Love died in Colorado on January 21, 2002, at the age of 85.

Achievements

  • Love served as a U.S. Navy pilot in World War II for which he was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Membership

Chairman, Republican Governors Association, 1966-1967. Served with United States Navy, 1941-1942, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Governors Association (president 1969-1970), Denver Country Club, University (Denver).

Lodges: Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing.

Connections

Married Ann Daniels, October 23, 1941. Children: Dan, John Anderw, Rebecca Kourlis.

father:
Arthur C. Love

mother:
Mildred (Shaver) Love

spouse:
Ann Daniels

children:
Dan Love

John Anderw Love

Rebecca Kourlis Love