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Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm is remembered for his bold leadership and landmark legislation at the memorial ceremony

Colleagues and relatives said at the memorial service on Tuesday that the former three governor of Colorado, Richard “Dick” Lahm, wore many hats during his years of public service career, allowing himself and his thoughts in the process. China continues to develop.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Rocky Mountain Wings Air and Space Museum to commemorate the life of the 38th Governor, who died in July at the age of 85. Lamb served as Democratic governor from 1975 to 1987. The speaker recalled his work as a lawmaker (1966 to 1974) and his landmark abortion legislation, his time as governor advocating environmental issues, his teaching style at the University of Denver, and his as a husband, The life of father and grandfather.

Ram was born in Wisconsin and served in the military before moving to Colorado in 1961. Before being elected, he served as an attorney for the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission in 1962 and then opened his own firm. He is also known for preventing the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado.

“He allowed himself to evolve, adapt, and show true leadership,” Governor Jared Polis told attendees. “The governor who took office in 1974 is different from the governor who left in 1987, and is also different from the professors many of his students knew at (University of Denver).”

Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera File

Former Colorado Governor Dick Lahm poses for a photo in his office in Denver on November 20, 2014. Ram died on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the age of 85.

Vicki Cowart, Chief Executive Officer of the Rocky Mountain Family Planning Association, pointed out that one example was when Ram worked with advocates to set restrictions in his own abortion bill — the first in the country to remove them under certain circumstances. Legalized bills-considered unconstitutional.

“He watched approvingly as his old law was deleted from the book…,” Coulter said.

In his eulogy, the former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb pointed out how ironic it was that he was one of them. Who came out at Ram’s first inauguration Because the governor’s cabinet lacks diversity. Weber later worked and became friends with Lamb, who appointed black and Latino leaders during his tenure as governor.

“Dick is the real Colorado: independent, strong, strong, complex, unpredictable, and kind,” Weber said.

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