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Roy R. Romer

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Roy ROMER, American politician. Colorado House of Representatives 1958-1962, Colorado Senate 1962-1966; Agriculture Advisory Committee, Colorado Board of Agriculture, Colorado Bar Assembly.


ROMER, Roy was born on October 31, 1928 in Garden City, Kansas, United States. Son of Irving Rudolph and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Snyder) Romer.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Colorado, 1952. Postgraduate, Yale University.


Independent practice law Denver, 1955-1966. Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1958-1962, Colorado Senate, 1962-1966.

Owner, operator Arapahoe Aviation Company, Colorado Flying Academy, Geneva Basin Ski Area. Engaged in home site development. Owner chain farm implement and industrial equipment stores Colorado.

Commissioner agriculture State of Colorado, 1975, chief staff, executive assistant to governor, 1975-1977, 83-84, state treasurer, 1977-1986, governor, 1987-1998. Chairman Democratic National Committee, 1997—2000. Superintendent Los Angeles Unified School District, 2000—2006.

Chairman Governor Colorado Blue Ribbon Panel, Governor Colorado Small Business Council. Member agricultural advisory committee Colorado Board Agriculture. Chairman, lead spokesman Strong American Schools, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Board editors Colorado University Law Review, 1960-1962.


Past trustee Iliff School Theology, Denver. Member, past chairman National Education Goals Panel. Co-chairman National Council on Standards and Testing.

Member advisory board Ad Council. Former chair Democratic National Committee, now chair Democratic National Convention Committee With United States Air Force, 1952-1953. Member Democratic Governor's Association (chairman), National Governor's Association (former chairman), Colorado Bar Association, Order of the Coif.


Married Beatrice Miller, June 10, 1952. Children: Paul, Mark, Mary, Christopher, Timothy, Thomas, Elizabeth.

Irving Rudolph Romer

Margaret Elizabeth (Snyder) Romer

Beatrice Miller

Paul Romer

Mark Romer

Mary Romer

Christopher Romer

Timothy Romer

Thomas Romer

Elizabeth Romer