Joseph Church Helm, American judge. member Colorado House of Representatives, 1877, Senate, 1879.
Helm, Joseph Church was born on June 30, 1848 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Ruggles and Sarah A. (Bass) Helm.
Graduated from the University of Iowa, 1870, Bachelor of Laws, 1874 (Doctor of Laws, 1890).
Enlisted, 1861, 13th United States Infantry, served through Civil War in that regiment and 6th Infantry, Hancock’s corps, armies of the Tennessee and Potomac. Prisoner on Belle Isle. Was in battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Champion Hills, Jackson, Vicksburg, Colliersville, etc.
In charge public schools, Van Buren and Little Rock, Arkansas, 1870-1873. Admitted to bar, 1875. Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1877, Senate, 1879.
District judge, 1880. Justice Supreme Court of the Colorado, 1882-1892 and 1907-1909 (chief justice, 1888). Republican candidate for government against David H. Waite, Populist.
Home: Denver, Colo.
Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1877, Senate, 1879.