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Stephen Harding Hart, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Estate TaxationCorporate, generalTaxation, state and locallawyer. Recipient Yale medal, 1980; Colorado History Society named Stephen H. Hart Library in his honor, 1981.


Hart, Stephen Harding was born on April 13, 1908 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Richard Huson and Elizabeth (Jerome) Hart.


AB summa cum laude, Yale University, 1929. Postgraduate, Harvard University Law School, 1929—1930. AB, New College, Oxford, England, 1932.

AM, New College, Oxford, England, 1938. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1933.


Bar: Colorado 1933. Instructor, Denver Law School, 1933-1935. Assistant solicitor Department Interior, Washington, 1935-1936. Associate Lewis & Grant, Denver, 1936-1947.

Senior partner Holland & Hart, Denver, 1947-1993. Director Grassy Creek Coal Company, Colorado Public Expenditure Council, Denver National Bank, Denver United States National Bank, United Bank of Denver, United Banks of Colorado.


  • Bar: Colorado 1933.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: Zebulon Pike's Arkansas Journal, 1932.


Member Colorado House Representatives, 1937—1939, Colorado Senate, 1939—1943, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1966—1981. Trustee Frederick G. Bonfils Foundation, 1960—1967, Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, 1961—1970. President Humphreys Foundation, 1979—1993.

Trustee Colorado History Society, 1938—1993, president, 1960—1970, chairman, 1971—1981, chairman emeritus, 1981—1993. Member executive committee Yale Alumni Board, 1953—1968, Yale Development Committee, 1956—1970. Member of Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, British Alpine Club (London), American Alpine Club (New York City), Century Association Club, Yale Club, Metropolitan Club (Washington), University Denver Country Club.


Married Lorna Rogers Hart, December 30, 1937. Children: Richard Huson, James Grafton Rogers, Georgina Hart Martin-Smith.

Richard Huson Hart

Elizabeth (Jerome) Hart

Lorna Rogers Hart

Richard Huson Hart

James Grafton Rogers Hart

Georgina Hart Martin-Smith Hart