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Teller Ammons

Birthdate: (77)
Death: 1972 (77)
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Son of Elias M. Ammons, Governor and Elizabeth Fleming

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About Teller Ammons, Governor

Teller Ammons (December 3, 1895, Denver, Colorado – January 16, 1972, Denver) was the 28th Governor of Colorado from 1937 to 1939.

Ammons was the son of Colorado Governor Elias M. Ammons, and was named for his father's friend, U.S. Senator Henry Moore Teller. He served in the United States Army in France during World War I, and then returned to Colorado to work on a ranch and in a newspaper office. He earned a law degree from the University of Denver's Westminster Law School in 1929.

Ammons was elected to the Colorado Senate in 1930 and served until 1935, when Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton appointed him as Denver city attorney. He was elected governor in 1936. After one two-year term, he was defeated for reelection in 1938 by Ralph L. Carr. Afterward, he practiced law in Denver until his retirement.

Teller Ammons died on January 16, 1972 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

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Age 77