Office Dates: Jul 16, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975
Born: May 27, 1922
Passed: Sep 19, 2013
Birth State: Colorado
Family: Married Mary F. Junkin, four children
School(s): Glendale College
Military Service: Navy
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
JOHN D. VANDERHOOF was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, on May 27, 1922. He received an A.A. from Glendale College, California, in 1942. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and received a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. He was a member of the Coloradoe House of Representatives from 1950 to 1970 (serving as speaker from 1963-64, and from 1967-70), and he was Lieutenant Governor from 1971-73. He succeeded to office of Governor in July, 1973, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Governor John A. Love.
Governors of the American States, Commonwealths and Territories, National Governors' Conference, 1975.