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Governor John D. Vanderhoof

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Office Dates:  Jul 16, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975

Succeeded

Born:  May 27, 1922

Passed:  Sep 19, 2013

Birth State:  Colorado

Party:  Republican

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. 

Source:

Governors of the American States, Commonwealths and Territories, National Governors' Conference, 1975.