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John Solomon Wilkes III, American Land commissioner. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal with two oak leafs, Meritorious Svc. medal, Joint Superior vena cava syndrome Commendatin medal, Army Commendation medal.


III, John Solomon Wilkes, was born on September 13, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of John Solomon Junior and Lola Louise (Day) W.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1960. Master in Engineering, Texas Advertising & Marketing University, 1966.


Commissioned officer, United States Army, 1960;advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Armydeputy district engineer, St. Louis (Missouri) District Corps of Engineers, 1977-1980;retired, United States Army, 1980;manager, Arch Mineral Corporation, St. Louis, 1980-1982;campaign staff, Governor Richard D. Lamm, Colorado, 1982-1983;facility engineer, engineering manager, FELEC Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Clear, Alaska., 1983-1985;member, State Board Land Commissioners, Denver, since 1985. County member Colorado Natural Areas, Denver, since 1985. President Western States Land Commissioners Association, Colorado, 1989-1990.

Committee member Colorado Geography Names, Denver, since 1993.


Precinct chair Republican Party, Denver, 1985-1990. Member West Point Society Denver, Army Athletic Association, Denver Coal Club, Society of America Military Engineers, Association United States Army, West Point Alumni Association, Engineers Club St. Louis, United States Committee on Large Dams.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation; golf.


John Solomon W. Junior

Lola Louise (Day) W.