ALLOTT, Gordon Llewellyn (1907-1989)
Senate Years of Service: 1955-1973

ALLOTT, GORDON LLEWELLYN, a Senator from Colorado; born in Pueblo, Colo., January 2, 1907; attended the public schools of Pueblo, Colo.; graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1927 and from its law school in 1929; admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in Pueblo, Colo.; moved to Lamar, Colo., in 1930 and continued practicing law; county attorney of Prowers County, Colo., in 1934 and 1941-1946; director, First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Lamar, Colo. 1934-1960; city attorney, Lamar, Colo. 1937-1941; during the Second World War served as a major in the United States Army Air Corps 1942-1946; district attorney, fifteenth judicial district 1946-1948; vice chairman State Board of Paroles 1951-1955; lieutenant governor of Colorado 1951-1955; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1954; reelected in 1960 and again in 1966, and served from January 3, 1955, to January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; chairman, Republican Policy Committee (Ninety-first and Ninety-second Congresses); died in Englewood, Colo., January 17, 1989; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: .5 foot. Includes congressional correspondence, photographs, motion picture film, and memorabilia. Finding aid.
Oral History: 1974. 23 pages. Written permission required to cite or quote.

Denver Public Library
Western History Department
Denver, CO
Oral History: 1979. 21 pages. Also photographs.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1979. 21 pages.

University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO
Papers: 1935-1972. 544 boxes. Personal political files (1935-1954); senatorial files (1955-1972) including subject files, committee files, bill files, correspondence, political files, statements, voting record, press files, audio tapes, Interparliamentary Union files, and United Nations files; and photographs. Finding aid. Written permission of family required.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Frederick M. Betz, Sr. papers, 1920-1964. Finding aid.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA.

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