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Merrill Edgar Shoup, American lawyer, corporation executive.


Shoup, Merrill Edgar was born on January 13, 1899 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of Oliver Henry (former governor Colorado) and Unetta (Small) S.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1921. Master of Commercial Science, Tuck School, Dartmouth, 1922. Student law Harvard, U. Colorado, Denver University, University Southern California.


Instructor economics, banking, business Dartmouth, 1921-1922, Brown U., 1923, 24. Admitted to Colorado bar, 1927, practiced at Colorado Springs, 1927-1938. Executive, since 1938.

President, treasurer, director Colorado Trading & Transfer Company, Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining & Milling Company, Doctor Jack Pot Mining Company, Elkton Company, Empire Lee Mining Company, Larkspur Ditch Company, LeClair Consolidated Mines Company, New Gold Dollar Mining Company, United Gold Mines Company. President, director First National Bank, Canon City, First National Bank, Cripple Creek, Golden Cycle Corporation, Holly Oil Corporation. Chairman Holly Sugar Corporation, since 1963.

President, director Oston Company, Jerry Johnson Gold Mining Company, Giant Cycle Corporation, Social Oil & Refining Company, Triangle Enterprises, Inc., Union Ice & Fuel. Vice-president, director Cresson Investment Company, Colorado Mining Association secretary, treasurer, director Pikes Peak Cottage City Corporation. Director D. & R.G.W. Railroad Company, American Mining Congress, First National Bank, Colorado Springs.


Member alumni council Dartmouth, president Institute Monetary Research. Member National Minerals Advisory Council. Served as Second lieutenant, infantry United States Army, 1918-1919.

Member El Paso County, Colorado, and American bar associations, American Legion. American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Chamber of Commerce, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: El Paso, Cheyenne Mountain Country, Denver Press.


Married Dorothy Chambers, September 16, 1930. Children: Mary, Nancy.

Oliver Henry Shoup

Dorothy Chambers

Mary Shoup

Nancy Shoup