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also known as Kenneth Lee Salazar

United States Secretary of the Interior

Ken Salazar, United States Secretary of the Interior. Bar: Colorado 1981, United States District Court Colorado 1981, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1999.

Background

Salazar, Ken was born on March 2, 1955 in Alamosa, Colorado, United States. Son of Henry and Emma Salazar.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Colorado College, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College, 1993.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Denver, 1999.

Career

Farmer, rancher, Conejos County, Colorado. Law clerk to attorney general State of Colorado, Denver, 1979, chief legal counsel to governor, 1986—1990, executive director Department Natural Resources, 1990—1994, attorney general, 1999—2005. Associate Sherman & Howard, Denver, 1981—1986.

Director Parcel, Mauro, Hultin & Spaanstra, 1994—1998. United States Senator from Colorado, 2005—2009. Secretary United States Department Interior, Washington, since 2009.

Governor's representative State Board Equalization, Denver, 1990.

Achievements

  • Bar: Colorado 1981, United States District Court Colorado 1981, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1999.

Membership

Member Israel Friendship League, 1986—1989. Chair Great Outdoors Colorado, Denver, 1993—1994, Rio Grande Compact Commission, 1995—1997, Sangre de Cristo Land Grant Commission, 1993—1995. Member Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver, since 1990, City and County of Denver Ethics Panel, 1993.

Governor's representative State Board on Property Tax Equalization, 1987—1991. Delegate Soviet-American Young Leadership Dialogue, 1984. Member advisory committee Colorado University School Law Natural Resources Law Center, 1989—1992.

Member Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, 1995—1997. Board directors Denver Community Leadership Forum, 1988, Servicios de la Raza Housing and Urban Development 202 Project, 1985—1989, chair, 1986. Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Hispanic Bar Association (American Bar Association task force on opportunities for minorities in legal profession, board directors 1986-1987), Denver Bar Association (Second vice president 1989, chair policy-community relations subcommittee 1982-1984), Colorado Bar Association (board governors 1989-1990, task force to assess the legal profession 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Basketball, outdoor activities, politics.

Connections

Married Hope Hernandez. Children: Melinda, Andrea.

father:
Henry Salazar

mother:
Emma Salazar

spouse:
Hope Hernandez

children:
Melinda Salazar

Andrea Salazar